MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics0.87% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive89.1% 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.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory25.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 20:44
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i9-7960X
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
72.4% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 227
80% 171 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 409
54% 398 Pts
64-Core 389
26% 389 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 210
Device(7377 0000) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.87% Terrible
Lighting 3.4
Reflection 5.4
Parallax 1.5
1% 3.43 fps
MRender 4
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 3.5
1% 3.37 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.87%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 294 295 296 295 295 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 482
Write 301
Mixed 246
SusWrite 295
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 74.8
4K Mixed 33
122% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 244
205% 298 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 124%
WD Elements 1TB
354GB free, PID 1023
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 33 34 37 36 33 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
16.5% Very poor
Read 31.6
Write 27.9
Mixed 21.8
SusWrite 34.4
39% 28.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
66% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 25.2
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 30.5
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 82.6
48% 82.6 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 128%
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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 11,963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $919
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