MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 23 '20 at 21:58
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel 0000
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Memory 93.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 233
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 634
67% 525 Pts
64-Core 634
43% 634 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$188
CLim: 1346 MHz, MLim: 1835 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Lighting 71.2
Reflection 70.5
Parallax 86.8
59% 76.2 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 70.8
Splatting 56.6
41% 65.3 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 EVO 500GB
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 114 2.5 60 55 25 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 247
Write 102
Mixed 266
SusWrite 55
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 95.4
4K Mixed 21.3
120% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 133
131% 203 MB/s
Poor: 42% Great: 81%
Kingston A400 480GB-$45
123GB free
Firmware: R1017A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 27 23 18 23 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 462
Write 64.2
Mixed 27
SusWrite 25.6
31% 145 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 35.6
4K Mixed 0.6
62% 21.4 MB/s
DQ Read 198
DQ Write 61.7
DQ Mixed 0.7
34% 87 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 102%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$53
70GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 320 321 321 307 272 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 452
Mixed 438
SusWrite 325
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 41.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 62
205% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 355
267% 358 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 119%
Great: 131%
HP EX900 NVME 250GB
211GB free
Firmware: R0213A3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 353 355 354 355 355 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
101% Outstanding
Read 1,221
Write 18.6
Mixed 36.5
SusWrite 352
87% 407 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 16.2
4K Mixed 7.2
84% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 18.7
DQ Mixed 8.4
48% 120 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 101%
Great: 140%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$39
182GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 116 117 116 117 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 75.2
Write 77.6
Mixed 57
SusWrite 116
60% 81.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown YRUIS19200MHZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
84.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.1
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 23.8
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 25.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 88%

 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 313 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $984
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