MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics44.2% 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)
Boot Drive156% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateApr 21 '24 at 02:03
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User COL-User
Background CPU 48%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-6700-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
66.6% Good
Memory 91.5
1-Core 90.4
2-Core 157
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 461
40% 344 Pts
64-Core 540
33% 540 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$117
EVGA(3842 6764) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2301 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 551.76
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
44.2% Average
Lighting 52.2
Reflection 65.9
Parallax 50.8
42% 56.3 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 52.1
Splatting 57.5
47% 58.1 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 60%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$87
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B2QGXA7 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 900 919 903 837 891 880 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
156% Outstanding
Read 1,250
Write 1,164
Mixed 1196
SusWrite 888
253% 1,125 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 40.6
4K Mixed 42.3
115% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 381
268% 342 MB/s
Poor: 206%
This bench: 156%
Great: 442%
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
59GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 330 319 280 272 267 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Read 366
Write 327
Mixed 316
SusWrite 297
74% 327 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 30
4K Mixed 32.2
88% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 301
228% 307 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 128%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$28
232GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 126 125 124 123 123 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
78.9% Very good
Read 152
Write 134
Mixed 35.6
SusWrite 123
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 107%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$79
315GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 102 104 104 103 94 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 37.1
Write 91.9
Mixed 53.1
SusWrite 101
52% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
232% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$40
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
78.3% Very good
MC Read 33.5
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 25.9
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 16.2
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 83
48% 83 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 110%

 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 29 6 144 24" 1280 720 BNQ7F33 ZOWIE XL LCD
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 4,948 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: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $617
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