MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics137% 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 Drive255% 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.
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 (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 16 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory29.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 22 '19 at 01:29
Run Duration209 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 607
70% 533 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 521
Reflection 505
Parallax 599
137% 542 fps
MRender 266
Gravity 530
Splatting 292
138% 363 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 137%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$65
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1327 372 403 408 407 407 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
255% Outstanding
Read 1,847
Write 1,996
Mixed 1,254
SusWrite 554
316% 1,413 MB/s
4K Read 67
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 93
317% 114 MB/s
DQ Read 1,010
DQ Write 1,188
DQ Mixed 1,164
859% 1,120 MB/s
Poor: 174%
This bench: 255%
Great: 288%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$79
303GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 387 479 449 449 337 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 494
Mixed 425
SusWrite 408
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 64.5
219% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 358
269% 360 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 129%
Great: 130%
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
176GB free
Firmware: CXZ7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1468 1468 1465 1459 1472 1472 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
290% Outstanding
Read 1,600
Write 1,366
Mixed 526
SusWrite 1,468
278% 1,240 MB/s
4K Read 56.5
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 74.2
273% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1249
DQ Write 1,124
DQ Mixed 1,001
802% 1,125 MB/s
Poor: 144%
This bench: 290%
Great: 305%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3600 C16 Series 8502 3600 C17 Series 8502 3600 C16 Series 8502 3600 C17 Series 32GB
3000, 3000, 3000, 3000 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
98.5% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 30.1
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.8
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
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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 13,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $904
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