MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.4% 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 Drive225% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colori, 1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 19 '19 at 20:38
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 90.3
1-Core 117
2-Core 230
85% 146 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 422
58% 424 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$140
Sapphire(1DA2 E366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1244 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.1
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.4% Average
Lighting 185
Reflection 164
Parallax 240
48% 196 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 179
Splatting 124
50% 146 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB (2019)-$55
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 535 427 426 426 429 430 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 1,672
Write 1,419
Mixed 1278
SusWrite 446
269% 1,204 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 77.9
284% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 844
DQ Write 1,128
DQ Mixed 798
655% 924 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 225%
Great: 235%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 480GB
446GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 600 235 334 333 312 312 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 1,046
Write 875
Mixed 532
SusWrite 354
156% 702 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 34.9
126% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 243
206% 297 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 117%
Great: 232%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.2% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.7
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22.4
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 105%
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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 15,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $989
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HDDRAMUSB
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