MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 77.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57% 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 Drive245% 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.
Run History
17 days ago, 3 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display5760 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '20 at 03:21
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$362
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
77.4% Very good
1-Core 128
2-Core 240
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 636
65% 514 Pts
64-Core 648
44% 648 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$271
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 226
Reflection 195
Parallax 209
59% 210 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 208
Splatting 166
57% 174 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Sabrent 1TB
868GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1705 910 890 914 888 927 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 1,365
Write 2,165
Mixed 1559
SusWrite 1039
347% 1,532 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 80.7
279% 109 MB/s
DQ Read 758
DQ Write 1,074
DQ Mixed 986
726% 939 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 245%
Great: 276%
Nvme Sabrent 1TB
954GB free
Firmware: RKT3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2179 1250 886 902 878 930 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 1,413
Write 1,229
Mixed 1,594
SusWrite 1,171
305% 1,352 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 213
4K Mixed 80.2
286% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 760
DQ Write 1182
DQ Mixed 990
744% 977 MB/s
Poor: 147%
This bench: 259%
Great: 276%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
104GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 457 466 470 470 468 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 469
Mixed 334
SusWrite 458
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 35.6
133% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 159
173% 290 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
WD WD10JUCT-63J6SY0 1TB
407GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 69 70 70 69 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 103
Write 101
Mixed 49.3
SusWrite 69.5
59% 80.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMW16GX4M2C3200C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 37.1
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 31.9
104% 36.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30.7
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
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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 13,332 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $906
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