MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 156%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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. 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 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive371% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 16 '19 at 02:25
Run Duration218 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
1-Core 141
2-Core 276
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 530
72% 527 Pts
64-Core 500
34% 500 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,017
Gigabyte(1458 37B9) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3535 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
39.8% Below average
Lighting 142
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
37% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
44% 143 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 184%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$213
877GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2025 2132 1562 1515 1525 1528 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
371% Outstanding
Read 2,418
Write 2,225
Mixed 1,694
SusWrite 1,714
452% 2,013 MB/s
4K Read 67.2
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 96.8
323% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,692
DQ Write 1,439
DQ Mixed 1,562
1,171% 1,564 MB/s
Poor: 218%
This bench: 371%
Great: 383%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 322 322 320 320 321 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 477
Write 460
Mixed 407
SusWrite 336
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 61.7
225% 82.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 344
263% 357 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 125%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 153 153 153 153 152 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 144
Mixed 79.5
SusWrite 152
101% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
224% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95%
Great: 108%
Patriot Memory 127GB
87GB free, PID 6000
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 370 371 367 372 370 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 12% Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 24.9
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 92%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 11,249 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $983
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $330Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $219
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $618SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $66SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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