MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '24 at 11:47
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-6600K-$111
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Memory 93.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 251
88% 157 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 440
56% 424 Pts
64-Core 460
28% 460 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 536.23
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
81.5% Excellent
Lighting 102
Reflection 116
Parallax 103
83% 107 fps
MRender 98.5
Gravity 101
Splatting 91.3
79% 96.8 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 87%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 438
Write 431
Mixed 333
89% 401 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 75
4K Mixed 46.4
152% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 72% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$30
5GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 99 95 78 70 61 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 113
Write 78.4
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 82
63% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 109%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$89
15GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 66 74 71 71 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 66.7
Write 29.8
Mixed 50.1
SusWrite 71.5
40% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 59%
Seagate ST3200822AS 200GB-$33
2GB free
Firmware: 3.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 34 36 44 34 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
40.8% Average
Read 104
Write 21.4
Mixed 40
SusWrite 37.7
38% 50.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 34%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$39
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 27.1
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 25.2
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0P 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% 0% 0 66 53 144 27" 1280 720 ACR06E9 VG271U
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 4,774 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $681
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