MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 161%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive371% 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
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 16 '19 at 02:25
Run Duration218 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$226
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 141
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 588
QC Mixed 525
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 500
79% 530 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,080
Gigabyte(1458 37B9) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3535 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 142
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 236%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$211
877GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2025 2132 1562 1515 1525 1528 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
371% Outstanding
Read 2,418
Write 2,225
Mixed 1,694
SusWrite 1,714
452% 2,013 MB/s
4K Read 67.2
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 96.8
323% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,692
DQ Write 1,439
DQ Mixed 1,562
1,171% 1,564 MB/s
Poor: 247%
This bench: 371%
Great: 383%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 322 322 320 320 321 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 477
Write 460
Mixed 407
SusWrite 336
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 61.7
225% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 344
263% 357 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 125%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 153 153 153 152 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 144
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 152
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95%
Great: 109%
Patriot Memory 127GB
87GB free, PID 6000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 370 371 367 372 370 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 12% Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 24.9
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 91%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $984
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