MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics34.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive46.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7974
MotherboardMSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 02:21
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD FX-6350 Six-Core-$199
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 3 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
53.6% Above average
SC Int 80.3
SC Float 70
SC Mixed 70.5
59% 73.6 Pts
QC Int 284
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 274
61% 268 Pts
MC Int 383
MC Float 328
MC Mixed 372
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 56%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$117
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
34.9% Below average
Lighting 108
Reflection 67.7
Parallax 104
33% 93.3 fps
MRender 79
Gravity 99
Splatting 75.7
36% 84.6 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 37%
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1450 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
25.1% Poor
Lighting 74
Reflection 50.2
Parallax 79.5
24% 67.9 fps
MRender 58
Gravity 77.8
Splatting 44.5
26% 60.1 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 25.1%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
176GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 48 41 119 78 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 431
Write 339
Mixed 236
SusWrite 102
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 32.6
4K Mixed 12.6
63% 21.6 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 79
DQ Mixed 23.3
37% 72.4 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 54%
WD WD1500AHFD-00RAR5 150GB
43GB free
Firmware: 20.07P20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 59 59 60 59 58 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
36.8% Below average
Read 68.2
Write 78.7
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 59.5
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 47%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$90
345GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 88 86 85 86 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 89.2
Write 91
Mixed 65
SusWrite 85.9
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 88%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$90
319GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 81 83 83 81 83 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 77.5
Write 74.2
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 82.2
53% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 16GB
800, 800, 800 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
38.4% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 12.6
MC Mixed 12
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 10.9
29% 10 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 50%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974) Builds (Compare 1,742 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $287
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