MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics109% 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.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180515
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 14 '19 at 13:07
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 as expected (53rd percentile)
81% Excellent
1-Core 134
2-Core 243
90% 189 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 688
70% 550 Pts
64-Core 694
47% 694 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 378
Reflection 301
Parallax 427
99% 369 fps
MRender 356
Gravity 377
Splatting 234
110% 323 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 109%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 307 183 162 149 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 483
Mixed 377
SusWrite 230
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 54.9
200% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 356
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 111%
Great: 134%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$53
249GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 88 90 89 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
50.8% Above average
Read 88
Write 81.7
Mixed 58.5
SusWrite 88.9
58% 79.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 60%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$53
377GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 75 76 75 76 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
48.7% Average
Read 94.5
Write 83
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 74.9
61% 82.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48.7%
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 @ 2800 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
90.9% Outstanding
MC Read 32.9
MC Write 35.7
MC Mixed 27.8
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 27
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 90.9%
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 13,107 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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