MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics12.6% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive121% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 08 '21 at 05:09
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Memory 86
1-Core 109
2-Core 242
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 471
60% 448 Pts
64-Core 485
33% 485 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
PNY(196E 11C8) 2GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 525 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
12.6% Very poor
Lighting 15.8
Reflection 10.3
Parallax 15
13% 13.7 fps
MRender 6
Gravity 17.2
Splatting 15.8
12% 13 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 12.6%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$195
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 417 441 436 427 419 414 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 476
Mixed 371
SusWrite 425
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 37.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 50.7
188% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 349
266% 360 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 121%
Great: 123%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$137
345GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 478 486 494 495 494 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
142% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 492
Mixed 448
SusWrite 482
109% 485 MB/s
4K Read 52
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 71.9
243% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 142%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3400 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
83.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 27.6
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 34.3
SC Mixed 24.8
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 121%

 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 7,646 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,020
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