MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 80.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory25.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180702
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 08:13
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 116
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 388
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 654
MC Mixed 598
90% 600 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Lighting 298
Reflection 304
Parallax 311
94% 304 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 285
Splatting 237
104% 243 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 960GB-$139
623GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 231 258 244 238 243 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 1.5
Write 378
Mixed 281
SusWrite 243
52% 226 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 63.7
4K Mixed 37.8
112% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 333
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 117
134% 231 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
929GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 182 182 183 183 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 171
Mixed 104
SusWrite 182
120% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
241% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro 4GB
4GB free, PID 5406
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.4 8.4 8.1 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
8.05% Terrible
Read 29.5
Write 7.8
Mixed 7.5
SusWrite 8.2
14% 13.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
31% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.05%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2400 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
70.2% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 22.6
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 22.8
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 766 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,007
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