MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics116% 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 Drive111% 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 16 '19 at 23:32
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
52.4% Above average
1-Core 98
2-Core 123
56% 110 Pts
4-Core 251
8-Core 501
46% 376 Pts
64-Core 603
40% 603 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 423
Reflection 337
Parallax 424
111% 395 fps
MRender 378
Gravity 402
Splatting 242
117% 341 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 226 208 257 157 117 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 484
Mixed 385
SusWrite 234
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 58.3
195% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 360
271% 361 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 111%
Great: 134%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$53
78GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 67 67 67 67 67 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
39.2% Below average
Read 69.5
Write 81
Mixed 77
SusWrite 66.9
55% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
131% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 60%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$53
378GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 76 75 76 75 75 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
47.6% Average
Read 91.2
Write 85.8
Mixed 58.8
SusWrite 74.4
57% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2800 C16 4x4GB-$92
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
74% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 24.7
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 14.5
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 74%
Great: 120%
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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 13,105 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $904
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