MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics30.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive111% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7816
MotherboardMSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141224
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 07 '19 at 18:25
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
55.7% Above average
1-Core 93.8
2-Core 177
64% 135 Pts
4-Core 348
8-Core 351
48% 350 Pts
64-Core 360
24% 360 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 58%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1120 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.7.5
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 94
Parallax 156
33% 123 fps
MRender 66.8
Gravity 106
Splatting 95.1
28% 89.1 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 347 254 245 231 241 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 471
Mixed 378
SusWrite 294
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 58
191% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 311
233% 310 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 111%
Great: 135%
Corsair Force GS 240GB-$261
14GB free
Firmware: 5.81
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 398
Write 256
Mixed 289
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 46.7
166% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 289
207% 265 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
62.6% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20.4
63% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 19.8
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 2,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97-G43 (MS-7816)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $645
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HDDRAMUSB
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