MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive252% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory21.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime11.5 Days
Run DateJun 22 '21 at 02:30
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 91.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 243
87% 152 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 612
64% 502 Pts
64-Core 615
41% 615 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
60.7% Good
Lighting 75.7
Reflection 85.1
Parallax 75.5
61% 78.8 fps
MRender 75.6
Gravity 74.3
Splatting 66.1
60% 72 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2019)-$130
737GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 111110WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1440 797 989 1044 1120 1137 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
252% Outstanding
Read 1,869
Write 1,993
Mixed 1,527
SusWrite 1,088
364% 1,619 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 73.1
250% 92.2 MB/s
DQ Read 884
DQ Write 632
DQ Mixed 803
588% 773 MB/s
Poor: 218%
This bench: 252%
Great: 336%
Crucial BX100 250GB-$65
231GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 346 353 359 362 361 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 364
Mixed 312
SusWrite 345
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 43.5
158% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 197
175% 262 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$49
862GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 120 114 120 123 126 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 147
Write 119
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 119
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
110% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.3% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.2
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 22
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 114%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 57: 6R 9G 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
57% 17% 88 268 191 60 34.1" 3440 1440 ACR0450 Acer X34
History: Score 9: 1R 1G 1B | Score 57: 6R 9G 0B
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 8,056 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: $1,026
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