MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 76.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics93.5% 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 Drive102% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory19.4 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 17 '21 at 09:37
Run Duration240 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 2060 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Memory 84.4
1-Core 124
2-Core 227
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 457
56% 421 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Asus(1043 868B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Lighting 121
Reflection 110
Parallax 113
98% 115 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 105
Splatting 94.6
88% 111 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 240GB
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 358 374 364 359 356 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 969
Write 314
Mixed 198
SusWrite 343
100% 456 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 13.9
107% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 142
144% 225 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 102%
Great: 133%
Samsung 980 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB
493GB free
Firmware: 1B4QFXO7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2216 1699 358 406 467 460 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
277% Outstanding
Read 1,680
Write 2169
Mixed 1,852
SusWrite 934
374% 1,659 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 173
4K Mixed 67.1
273% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,709
DQ Write 1,450
DQ Mixed 1,563
1,176% 1,574 MB/s
Poor: 176%
This bench: 277%
Great: 366%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
733GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 98 100 104 102 103 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 139
Write 140
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 100
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
183% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 213%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 3x8GB
3 of 4 slots used
24GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
65.2% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 24.8
MC Mixed 19.5
65% 22.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 20
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 53: 7R 3G 9B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
53% 14% 133 344 282 144 31.5" 2560 1440 ACR0609 Acer XZ321QU
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 8,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $802
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