MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics114% 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 Drive192% 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
9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '17 at 07:41
Run Duration196 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 492
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 492
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 720
MC Float 808
MC Mixed 776
115% 768 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
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: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Lighting 369
Reflection 333
Parallax 346
112% 349 fps
MRender 221
Gravity 335
Splatting 252
116% 269 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 114%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
156GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
192% Outstanding
Read 1,611
Write 801
Mixed 1,046
254% 1,153 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 45.2
190% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 618
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 193
218% 379 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 192%
Great: 221%
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
132GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 469
Mixed 465
107% 478 MB/s
4K Read 25.1
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 32.4
149% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 134
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 41.9
88% 172 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
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 below expectations (37th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 127
Write 129
Mixed 130
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.23
110% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$117
1TB free
Firmware: CC98 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 99.8
Write 97.1
Mixed 89.1
72% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 0.86
4K Mixed 0.13
62% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 75%
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 (97th percentile)
33.4% Below average
Read 58.4
Write 57.8
Mixed 55.9
43% 57.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.36
93% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.4%
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 @ 2802 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35
MC Write 36.6
MC Mixed 29.4
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 39.6
SC Mixed 29.8
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 112%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING (MS-7977) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,143
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