MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics181% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 18:01
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 above expectations (62nd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Memory 92.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 239
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 654
68% 535 Pts
64-Core 649
44% 649 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,376
MSI(1462 3711) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3600 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (68th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
181% Outstanding
Lighting 222
Reflection 212
Parallax 243
180% 226 fps
MRender 261
Gravity 220
Splatting 171
182% 217 fps
Poor: 140%
This bench: 181%
Great: 198%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$39
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 54 45 41 29 32 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 496
Write 97.4
Mixed 216
SusWrite 49.6
47% 215 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 22.7
108% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 32.9
63% 127 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 79%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
429GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 146 147 146 148 147 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 164
Write 144
Mixed 93.1
SusWrite 146
101% 137 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 20.7
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 22.8
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% -nan(ind)% 0 9 7 165 23.8" 2048 1152 DELA0E7 Dell S2417DG
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 7,634 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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