MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 86.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive63% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory22.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateAug 01 '20 at 23:42
Run Duration241 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Memory 97.5
1-Core 123
2-Core 224
88% 148 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 627
66% 518 Pts
64-Core 624
42% 624 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 43 40 41 43 40 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
63% Good
Read 464
Write 84
Mixed 97
SusWrite 43.5
37% 172 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 24.5
108% 34.6 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 53.7
DQ Mixed 62
83% 160 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 63%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
227GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 480 479 479 480 477 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 474
Mixed 374
SusWrite 478
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 61.3
209% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 130%
Great: 133%
Crucial MTFDHBA256TCK-1AS1AABHA 256GB
160GB free
Firmware: HPS0V23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1020 1027 477 219 218 219 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
184% Outstanding
Read 1443
Write 1026
Mixed 928
SusWrite 530
219% 982 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 56.6
189% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 796
DQ Write 809
DQ Mixed 800
602% 802 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 184%
Great: 189%
Kbg30zmv256g KIOXIA 256GB
162GB free
Firmware: ADHA0102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 782 779 359 222 221 214 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
160% Outstanding
Read 886
Write 855
Mixed 819
SusWrite 429
168% 747 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 66.3
231% 83.9 MB/s
DQ Read 655
DQ Write 568
DQ Mixed 550
429% 591 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 160%
Great: 172%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$149
4TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 147 144 145 163 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 82.2
Write 130
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 148
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
232% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.6
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 31.2
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 29.9
87% 30.4 GB/s
Latency 48.1
83% 48.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 101%
Great: 116%

 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 3,693 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: 59% - Above average Total price: $973
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