MSI 970A-G43 PLUS (MS-7974)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive60.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160704
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateApr 29 '18 at 16:03
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-8350-$85
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
61.6% Good
SC Int 88.1
SC Float 78.9
SC Mixed 83
67% 83.3 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 265
QC Mixed 297
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 567
MC Float 486
MC Mixed 560
81% 537 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.1.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.9% Good
Lighting 184
Reflection 182
Parallax 251
64% 206 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 173
Splatting 136
65% 152 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 428
Write 201
Mixed 240
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 77.4
4K Mixed 11.6
85% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 153
DQ Mixed 8.57
45% 101 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 82%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
638GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 169
Mixed 157
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.22
90% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 800 MHz clocked @ 1066 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
51.4% Above average
MC Read 22
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 18.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 9.3
SC Mixed 13.2
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 80%
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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 1,679 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $312
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