MSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics23.1% 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)
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-7816
MotherboardMSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816)  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, , 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150509
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 11 '21 at 12:37
Run Duration349 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$165
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Memory 93.5
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
85% 146 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 459
61% 449 Pts
64-Core 442
30% 442 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 370-$153
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 21.2.3
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
23.1% Poor
Lighting 29.2
Reflection 38.5
Parallax 38
24% 35.2 fps
MRender 32.4
Gravity 27.1
Splatting 26.5
22% 28.7 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$150
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 310
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 50.5
176% 60.8 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 184
187% 303 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
ST1000LM014-SSHD-8GB 500GB
277GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 62 63 63 63 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 60.4
Write 32.1
Mixed 41.2
SusWrite 62.5
11% 49 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
3% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 94% Great: 111%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
199GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 141 139 143 144 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 114
Write 97.7
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 142
69% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
373% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74%
Great: 111%
Seagate ST3200822AS 200GB-$30
31GB free
Firmware: 3.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 46 46 47 47 47 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
27.5% Poor
Read 49
Write 17.2
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 46.5
28% 37 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
63.2% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 19.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 58: 7R 5G 8B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
58% 48% 42 244 178 60 24" 1920 1080 SAM08DA S24B350
History: Score 17: 0R 3G 8B | Score 62: 8R 7G 1B | Score 51: 8R 2G 5B | Score 58: 7R 5G 8B
Typical Z87-G43 (MS-7816) Builds (Compare 2,859 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 (MS-7816) - $217

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $861
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