MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics162% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 23:20
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 397
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 605
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 648
97% 646 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
162% Outstanding
Lighting 532
Reflection 467
Parallax 624
175% 541 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 523
Splatting 265
153% 343 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 162%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$41
84GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 95 73 80 86 77 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 460
Write 157
Mixed 190
SusWrite 83
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 66.3
4K Mixed 18.2
84% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 31.4
69% 138 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 78%
Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB-$65
758GB free
Firmware: DEMG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 115 116 115 116 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 109
Write 104
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 115
71% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.5
326% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 64%
Seagate BUP Slim WH 2TB
453GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 111 111 108 111 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
64% Good
Read 112
Write 112
Mixed 87.5
SusWrite 110
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.1
148% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 64%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 1x8GB-$74
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
37% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 12.4
MC Mixed 10
35% 12.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 10.3
SC Mixed 10.2
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 37%
Great: 47%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092
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