MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime6 Days
Run DateNov 26 '22 at 01:38
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%
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 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$163
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Memory 95.5
1-Core 135
2-Core 271
93% 167 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 640
68% 545 Pts
64-Core 675
42% 675 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$130
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 516.94
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
59% Above average
Lighting 73.4
Reflection 76.7
Parallax 69.6
60% 73.2 fps
MRender 66.8
Gravity 74.4
Splatting 69
57% 70.1 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black SN750 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB (2019)-$70
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,956
Write 1,982
Mixed 1669
417% 1,869 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 61.5
213% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 916
DQ Write 794
DQ Mixed 819
624% 843 MB/s
Poor: 168% Great: 297%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2013)-$70
24GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 81 78 80 80 79 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 76.5
Write 80.5
Mixed 49
SusWrite 79.3
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
386GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 144 143 144 145 146 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 143
Write 128
Mixed 90.2
SusWrite 144
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 31.4
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 31.6
95% 33.2 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 32: 4R 3G 3B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
32% 29% 34 192 13 75 31.5" 2560 1440 GSM771D LG QHD
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 3,179 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $651
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