MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics123% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (63%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 03 '24 at 18:37
Run Duration187 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 63%
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 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-6700K-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 87.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 262
89% 161 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 708
68% 559 Pts
64-Core 717
44% 717 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$407
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 551.86
Performing below potential (50th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
123% Outstanding
Lighting 163
Reflection 166
Parallax 165
133% 164 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 149
Splatting 126
123% 154 fps
Poor: 109%
This bench: 123%
Great: 134%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Nvme PC SN730 WD 1TB
910GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1117 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 1,615
Write 992
Mixed 1,230
283% 1,279 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 65.4
216% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 861
DQ Write 865
DQ Mixed 927
679% 884 MB/s
Poor: 145% Great: 296%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
10GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential test incomplete
Read 22.5
Write 2.5
Mixed 4.2
8% 9.73 MB/s
4K Read 8.3
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 2.7
163% 4.07 MB/s
Poor: 5% Great: 17%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$42
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
78.5% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 23.8
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 33.3
SC Mixed 25.1
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 95%

 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 70 58 60 27" 1920 1080 HPN3607 HP 27fw
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 4,882 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: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $601
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