MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive136% 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.
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)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 06 '22 at 17:48
Run Duration311 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Memory 87.2
1-Core 120
2-Core 232
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 612
65% 506 Pts
64-Core 643
43% 643 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.59
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 133
Reflection 141
Parallax 132
108% 135 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 139
Splatting 119
109% 124 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 108%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme CT500P 500GB
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 633 674 742 502 393 391 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 1,084
Write 770
Mixed 635
SusWrite 556
170% 761 MB/s
4K Read 55.1
4K Write 42.3
4K Mixed 44.8
163% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 88.4
DQ Mixed 167
132% 189 MB/s
Poor: 110%
This bench: 136%
Great: 244%
Seagate BUP SL 5TB
681GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 91 97 90 96 100 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
10.6% Very poor
Read 95.5
Write 114
Mixed 71.4
SusWrite 93.2
21% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.7
4% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 10.6%
Great: 13%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
537GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 89 128 137 131 140 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 163
Write 163
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 124
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 112%
External USB3.0 DISK00 4TB
869GB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.7 0.9 0.6 0.6 1.3 2.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
21.1% Poor
Read 48.9
Write 63.7
Mixed 67.6
SusWrite 1.7
62% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.4
166% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 21.1%
Great: 76%
External USB3.0 DISK01 2TB
383GB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 51 64 65 64 74 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
26.4% Poor
Read 65.9
Write 103
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 64.3
96% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
49% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 26.4%
Great: 76%
External USB3.0 DISK02 6TB
3.5TB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.8 1.5 1 1.2 2 5 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 161
Write 164
Mixed 102
SusWrite 2.7
135% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 9.7
4K Mixed 1
366% 3.8 MB/s
DQ Read 0.6
DQ Write 10.9
DQ Mixed 1
407% 4.17 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 60%
External USB3.0 DISK04 2TB
1TB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 51 65 65 64 75 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
23.2% Poor
Read 54.2
Write 56.3
Mixed 27.7
SusWrite 65.1
69% 50.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.4
27% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 23.2%
Great: 109%
WDC WD15 EARS-60MVWB0 1.5TB
1.5TB free, PID 2773
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.8 7.3 7.6 7 7.5 7.7 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
8.35% Terrible
Read 36.7
Write 26.1
Mixed 20
SusWrite 7.5
28% 22.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
30% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.35%
Great: 29%
WDC WD15 EARX-00TDHB0 1.5TB
1.5TB free, PID 2773
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.9 0.9 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
6.15% Terrible
Read 35.7
Write 1.2
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 0.9
8% 10.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.3
20% 0.4 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$299
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
77.6% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 24
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 21.4
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 91%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 20: 4R 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
20% 4% 100 307 228 24 63" 2341 1234 CHO0030 Smart TV
History: Score 12: 1R 2G 1B | Score 20: 4R 0G 0B
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,046 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $728
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