MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics113% 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.
Boot Drive200% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory14.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '17 at 17:09
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 514
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 721
MC Float 814
MC Mixed 776
115% 770 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 104%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
MSI(1462 3303) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 365
Reflection 329
Parallax 338
110% 344 fps
MRender 224
Gravity 331
Splatting 249
115% 268 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 113%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
137GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 1,542
Write 737
Mixed 990
240% 1,090 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 51.2
241% 95.6 MB/s
DQ Read 671
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 181
212% 377 MB/s
Poor: 126%
This bench: 200%
Great: 224%
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
97GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 479
Mixed 478
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 34.6
156% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 50.2
93% 177 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 107%
Great: 105%
Hitachi HDN724030ALE640 3TB
2TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 134
Write 129
Mixed 125
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.24
105% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$115
1TB free
Firmware: CC98 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 91
Write 94.3
Mixed 93.4
70% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 0.84
4K Mixed 0.13
60% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 74%
WD WD2500BEVS-22UST0 250GB
229GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
32.4% Below average
Read 55.9
Write 56.6
Mixed 56
42% 56.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.34
90% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3002 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 39.4
MC Mixed 31.1
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 42.4
SC Mixed 32.4
94% 32.8 GB/s
Latency 48.2
83% 48.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
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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 422 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,172
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