MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory18 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150906
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 11 '19 at 07:18
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 257
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 693
71% 562 Pts
64-Core 691
46% 691 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 395
Reflection 379
Parallax 438
104% 404 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 387
Splatting 246
104% 290 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$270
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,500
Write 6,668
Mixed 7,323
1,669% 7,497 MB/s
4K Read 459
4K Write 256
4K Mixed 318
1,237% 344 MB/s
DQ Read 1,157
DQ Write 822
DQ Mixed 894
693% 958 MB/s
Poor: 89% Great: 136%
Transcend SSD370 256GB-$127
124GB free
Firmware: 20140516
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 260 261 302 301 301 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
99% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 300
Mixed 292
SusWrite 288
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 42.6
155% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 195
173% 259 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 99%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$40
369GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 105 105 105 105 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
55.7% Above average
Read 89.5
Write 84.7
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 104
62% 84.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 69%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
345GB free
Firmware: 0707
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 100 89 80 100 102 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 73.5
Write 87.8
Mixed 87
SusWrite 89.6
63% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.5
176% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M1A2400C14 1315 BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 1315 BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 24GB
2347, 2347, 2347 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
76.3% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 24.2
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 24.6
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 76%
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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 990 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $910
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