MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% 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 Drive176% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory21 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateDec 16 '18 at 10:09
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 30%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
70% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 223
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 593
63% 492 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 405
Reflection 392
Parallax 444
106% 413 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 399
Splatting 250
98% 297 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
97GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 572 178 223 222 217 215 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
176% Outstanding
Read 1,834
Write 1,320
Mixed 570
SusWrite 271
220% 999 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 46.6
161% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 949
DQ Write 682
DQ Mixed 744
575% 792 MB/s
Poor: 164%
This bench: 176%
Great: 263%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$102
222GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 409 435 459 472 475 472 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 480
Mixed 384
SusWrite 454
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 49.7
160% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 114%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
69GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 312 310 311 313 317 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 473
Mixed 400
SusWrite 322
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 65.8
4K Mixed 49.7
155% 51 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 353
267% 359 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 104%
Great: 124%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
995GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 109 111 111 112 109 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 109
Write 99.8
Mixed 99.7
SusWrite 110
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
39.1% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 11.6
36% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 14.1
SC Mixed 13.3
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $970
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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