MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics12.5% 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 Drive116% 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 @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 08 '21 at 05:21
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Memory 83.4
1-Core 114
2-Core 228
81% 141 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 423
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.1%
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 (15th percentile)
12.5% Very poor
Lighting 15.6
Reflection 10.9
Parallax 15
13% 13.8 fps
MRender 6
Gravity 17.1
Splatting 15.9
12% 13 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 12.5%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$195
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 454 461 460 466 437 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 426
Mixed 350
SusWrite 446
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 49.1
180% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 314
238% 319 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 116%
Great: 122%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$140
345GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 457 465 464 469 472 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 478
Mixed 414
SusWrite 456
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 68.2
230% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 317
239% 322 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 133%
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 @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
77.1% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.3
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 23.9
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.1%
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 8,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,008
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