MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics47.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive119% 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 GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 11:53
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Memory 91.4
1-Core 124
2-Core 243
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 649
72% 556 Pts
64-Core 648
44% 648 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (164 fps cap detected)
47.8% Average
Lighting 164
Reflection 164
Parallax 164
43% 164 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 164
48% 164 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 288 288 294 261 286 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 474
Mixed 363
SusWrite 303
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 60.7
209% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 119%
Great: 123%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
277GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 377 361 362 361 360 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 440
Mixed 393
SusWrite 380
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 65.9
224% 79.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 130%
Great: 131%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$66
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 105 106 107 105 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 97.7
Write 98.8
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 106
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 23.4
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 30.3
SC Mixed 23.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 109%

 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 3,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $989
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $67SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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