MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 81.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics156% 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 Drive91.6% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
13 days ago, 13 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory21 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151102
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 06:02
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Memory 87.8
1-Core 126
2-Core 233
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 585
64% 495 Pts
64-Core 591
40% 591 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7977) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8682
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
6.1% Terrible
Lighting 7.3
Reflection 8.6
Parallax 8.5
6% 8.13 fps
MRender 9.4
Gravity 7.5
Splatting 11.7
6% 9.53 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.1%
Great: 6%
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,376
EVGA(3842 2383) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
156% Outstanding
Lighting 185
Reflection 181
Parallax 226
150% 197 fps
MRender 232
Gravity 198
Splatting 152
164% 194 fps
Poor: 134%
This bench: 156%
Great: 200%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 345 408 263 194 93 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 267
Mixed 273
SusWrite 263
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 33.2
142% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 225
186% 271 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 134%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 2.5TB
215GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 26 20 45 24 42 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 153
Write 14.4
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 34.2
39% 53.8 MB/s
4K Read 2.7
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.3
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x16GB-$184
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
75% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 23.6
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 29
SC Mixed 23.4
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 75%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,091
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