MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics76.3% 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 Drive78.7% 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 (15%). 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)
Memory26.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateNov 18 '19 at 20:24
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
73.4% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 229
84% 176 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 650
64% 509 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
76.3% Very good
Lighting 311
Reflection 273
Parallax 291
82% 291 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 279
Splatting 217
76% 231 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$83
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 144 140 129 142 172 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 287
Write 259
Mixed 256
SusWrite 146
53% 237 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 44.6
161% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 44.5
75% 141 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 84%
Crucial_CT2050MX300SSD1 2TB
853GB free
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 457 346 282 280 285 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 387
Write 461
Mixed 368
SusWrite 347
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 39.9
148% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 95.8
114% 193 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 98%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$80
168GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 927 612 590 580 594 602 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
272% Outstanding
Read 2,363
Write 2,196
Mixed 1,454
SusWrite 651
372% 1,666 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 83.2
283% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,036
DQ Write 1,196
DQ Mixed 1,032
800% 1,088 MB/s
Poor: 202%
This bench: 272%
Great: 324%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$69
553GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 59 58 56 57 60 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 77.3
Write 73.5
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 57
42% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
85% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.6
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.5
SC Mixed 23.1
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 128%
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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 947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $995
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