Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 48%
Desktop 61%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics50.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 22:41
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 Pentium G4400-$50
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
67% Good
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 260
QC Float 284
QC Mixed 276
62% 273 Pts
MC Int 263
MC Float 285
MC Mixed 276
41% 275 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 67%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Asus(1043 8465) 2GB
CLim: 1283 MHz, MLim: 1777 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
50.1% Above average
Lighting 136
Reflection 107
Parallax 174
46% 139 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 156
Splatting 87.8
53% 121 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
803GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 160
Mixed 140
118% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.27
95% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 108%
Hitachi HDS722516VLSA80 165GB
18GB free
Firmware: V34OA6MA Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Read 37.2
Write 29.9
Mixed 31.1
25% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.25
73% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 31%
Maxtor STM3160215AS 160GB
9GB free
Firmware: 4.AAB Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 65
Write 63.4
Mixed 64
48% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.32
79% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$113
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
MC Read 31
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 28.2
91% 32 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 26.5
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 53.3
75% 53.3 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 98%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop 80%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,148
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