MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 94.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics90% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive238% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 24 '20 at 15:24
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Memory 94.4
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 723
80% 619 Pts
64-Core 722
48% 722 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
90% Outstanding
Lighting 114
Reflection 116
Parallax 105
94% 111 fps
MRender 96.1
Gravity 102
Splatting 94.3
58% 97.3 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 90%
Great: 94%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1225 591 596 610 609 606 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
238% Outstanding
Read 1,503
Write 1,993
Mixed 1,549
SusWrite 706
324% 1,438 MB/s
4K Read 52.4
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 70.5
253% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,386
DQ Write 1,199
DQ Mixed 1,291
968% 1,292 MB/s
Poor: 133%
This bench: 238%
Great: 247%
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$29
466GB free
Firmware: LVD5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 114 115 115 115 113 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 103
Write 114
Mixed 55
SusWrite 114
71% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
373% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 63%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$52
931GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 100 102 101 102 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 112
Write 102
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 101
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$84
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.7% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 21
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 102%

 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 4,826 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $904
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HDDRAMUSB
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