MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 146%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics199% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive99.5% 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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory23.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 06 '18 at 03:56
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
72.6% Very good
SC Int 96
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 97.3
78% 97.6 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 380
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 374
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 397
59% 393 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,000
Nvidia(10DE 12A4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
199% Outstanding
Lighting 566
Reflection 571
Parallax 692
189% 610 fps
MRender 512
Gravity 586
Splatting 308
206% 469 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 199%
Great: 233%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 246 125 130 132 126 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 459
Write 424
Mixed 346
SusWrite 186
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 51.4
174% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 350
263% 351 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 133%
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$385
938GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2063 2056 2058 1969 1665 1711 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
324% Outstanding
Read 2,179
Write 1,970
Mixed 1371
SusWrite 1,920
418% 1,860 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 68
230% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,190
DQ Write 983
DQ Mixed 1,124
832% 1,099 MB/s
Poor: 204%
This bench: 324%
Great: 403%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
415GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 117 115 118 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 145
Write 138
Mixed 89
SusWrite 117
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 106%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 5TB
4TB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 184 186 165 152 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 159
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 166
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
268% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
71.2% Very good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 24
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 20.5
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 82.7
48% 82.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 122%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 6,785 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $997
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