MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics29.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive114% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory24.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMay 04 '21 at 02:00
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Memory 88.7
1-Core 110
2-Core 230
82% 143 Pts
4-Core 387
8-Core 603
63% 495 Pts
64-Core 609
41% 609 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$110
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
29.5% Poor
Lighting 37.4
Reflection 35.6
Parallax 33.4
30% 35.5 fps
MRender 37.2
Gravity 35.4
Splatting 24
29% 32.2 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0B 500GB
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 423 419 421 419 422 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 329
Mixed 256
SusWrite 417
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 47.7
177% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 285
227% 319 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
Toshiba DT01ABA300V 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: MZ6OACA0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 156 157 157 157 159 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 147
Write 136
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 156
83% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
149% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2666 C16 Series 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
74.4% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 23.1
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 95%

 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 7,274 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,036
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