MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 92.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:43
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-7700K-$297
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 132
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 415
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 444
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 740
110% 733 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
MSI(1462 3171) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Lighting 320
Reflection 165
Parallax 190
84% 225 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 176
Splatting 120
64% 147 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$300
158GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 416
Mixed 427
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 28.8
155% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 44.2
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 138
114% 155 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 119%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
108GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 417
Mixed 423
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 26.7
160% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 46.1
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 26.7
35% 60.9 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 114%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$60
48GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM5 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 101
Write 88.5
Mixed 84.2
68% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.72
4K Mixed 0.21
55% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$141
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
76.7% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.2
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 24
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 76.7%
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 Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,143
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $297Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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