MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics117% 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 Drive102% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
26 days ago, 26 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 11 '20 at 06:39
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$279
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Memory 90.2
1-Core 122
2-Core 245
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 653
70% 544 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
MSI(1462 3733) ≥ 4GB; MSI RTX 2070 2 fan
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3540 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Lighting 418
Reflection 344
Parallax 429
110% 397 fps
MRender 390
Gravity 404
Splatting 247
118% 347 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 117%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
447GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 81 80 80 82 82 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 484
Mixed 415
SusWrite 114
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 52.8
190% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 360 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
126GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 472 469 474 474 474 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 483
Mixed 418
SusWrite 466
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 65.9
224% 81 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 134%
Great: 133%
Samsung 860 Pro 512GB-$150
91GB free
Firmware: RVM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 441 472 471 475 475 475 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 483
Mixed 461
SusWrite 468
108% 482 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 64.7
223% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 135%
Great: 133%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
171GB free
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 927 924 921 888 898 872 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 2,050
Write 921
Mixed 738
SusWrite 905
255% 1,154 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 58.6
236% 89.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,054
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 377
360% 585 MB/s
Poor: 126%
This bench: 240%
Great: 239%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 04CD F4-3200C16-8GTZB 029E CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 04CD F4-3200C16-8GTZB 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
74.6% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 23.5
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 24.5
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 78%

 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 3,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $914
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