MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 149%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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. 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 79.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics133% 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 Drive388% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 14 '19 at 19:27
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
79.2% Very good
1-Core 128
2-Core 256
90% 192 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 495
68% 496 Pts
64-Core 504
34% 504 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 419.17
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 541
Reflection 524
Parallax 581
142% 549 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 529
Splatting 269
121% 354 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 133%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$170
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1224 936 1130 1139 1112 1030 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
388% Outstanding
Read 2519
Write 2,423
Mixed 1,847
SusWrite 1,095
442% 1,971 MB/s
4K Read 76.7
4K Write 287
4K Mixed 113
413% 159 MB/s
DQ Read 2,248
DQ Write 1,975
DQ Mixed 1,966
1,514% 2,063 MB/s
Poor: 222%
This bench: 388%
Great: 356%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 40.1
MC Write 43.4
MC Mixed 36.7
114% 40.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 45.4
SC Mixed 32.5
96% 33.6 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 112%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 846 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,000
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