MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 78.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.4% 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)
Boot Drive89.8% 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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 17:26
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Memory 86.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 209
79% 135 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 555
60% 468 Pts
64-Core 561
38% 561 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650
Asus(1043 879B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2205 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
49.4% Average
Lighting 64.4
Reflection 64.1
Parallax 55
52% 61.2 fps
MRender 64.2
Gravity 56.1
Splatting 56.3
46% 58.9 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 49%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron 1100 SATA 256GB
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0DL020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 169 153 151 148 154 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 452
Write 425
Mixed 368
SusWrite 202
81% 362 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 40.8
154% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 303
220% 283 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
743GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 157 158 158 158 158 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
90% Excellent
Read 156
Write 159
Mixed 102
SusWrite 157
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 90%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
80.6% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 24.9
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 23.7
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 111%

 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 489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,107
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