MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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. 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 71.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive110% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory23.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 09:15
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
71.1% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 256
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 583
63% 488 Pts
64-Core 522
35% 522 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$550
MSI(1462 C729) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2115 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
39.9% Below average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
37% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
44% 143 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 121%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 170 119 111 75 79 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 462
Mixed 367
SusWrite 170
84% 375 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 60.2
204% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 360
270% 360 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 110%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$312
228GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 469 474 474 486 489 489 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 472
Mixed 408
SusWrite 480
105% 464 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 64.9
217% 76.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 363
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 133%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$68
2TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 187 188 186 188 189 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 148
Mixed 82.8
SusWrite 186
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
WD My Book 1230 4TB
1TB free, PID 1230
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 133 132 134 134 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 137
Write 142
Mixed 102
SusWrite 133
175% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
122% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 60%
Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB
3TB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 135 136 137 137 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 159
Write 132
Mixed 89
SusWrite 136
170% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
71% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 37.9
MC Write 41.8
MC Mixed 35.3
110% 38.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 44.1
SC Mixed 33
95% 33.3 GB/s
Latency 52.6
76% 52.6 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 108%
Great: 124%
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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 11,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $973
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $429Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $500SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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