MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics80% 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 Drive81.6% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 10:30
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
66.5% Good
Memory 88.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 210
84% 142 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 250
35% 256 Pts
64-Core 304
20% 304 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80% Very good
Lighting 100
Reflection 113
Parallax 99.9
81% 104 fps
MRender 97.6
Gravity 97.9
Splatting 88.4
79% 94.6 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 126 201 252 301 231 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 400
Write 25.3
Mixed 358
SusWrite 213
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 39.1
144% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 81.7
DQ Mixed 66.8
79% 144 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 111%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$150
83GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,471
Write 2,226
Mixed 1,890
489% 2,196 MB/s
4K Read 62.3
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 85
283% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 917
DQ Write 766
DQ Mixed 805
613% 829 MB/s
Poor: 236% Great: 377%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
56GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 148 149 145 148 147 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 118
Write 90.4
Mixed 71.2
SusWrite 146
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
113GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 105 104 104 103 106 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 116
Write 87.2
Mixed 64.7
SusWrite 103
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
72.4% Very good
MC Read 24
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 24.3
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 23.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 111%

 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 7,629 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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