MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 48.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics2.51% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive233% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (36%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
28 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171225
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateOct 14 '21 at 17:23
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 36%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Celeron G3900-$171
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
48.5% Average
Memory 68.9
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 165
62% 106 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 166
22% 165 Pts
64-Core 165
11% 165 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 510 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7977) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
2.51% Terrible
Lighting 2.8
Reflection 4.2
Parallax 3.5
2% 3.5 fps
MRender 5.8
Gravity 3
Splatting 5.6
3% 4.8 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.51%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$180
307GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1059 1271 1272 1218 1213 1190 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
233% Outstanding
Read 1,949
Write 1,425
Mixed 831
SusWrite 1,204
302% 1,352 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 54.5
192% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 618
DQ Write 392
DQ Mixed 433
342% 481 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 233%
Great: 279%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$35
233GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 130 131 130 132 132 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 130
Write 121
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 130
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 250GB (2010)-$35
233GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 130 133 133 135 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 134
Write 132
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 133
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 71%
MD4000GSA6472E 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 158 156 157 158 160 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 157
Write 151
Mixed 98
SusWrite 156
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.4
90% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 95%
WD My Book 1140 1TB
65GB free, PID 1140
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 43 44 43 44 45 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
20.6% Poor
Read 43.6
Write 42.3
Mixed 37.7
SusWrite 43.3
57% 41.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
78% 1 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 48%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.6% Very good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 26.2
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.4
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 104%

 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 543 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: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,120
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