MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics157% 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 Drive245% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateDec 02 '18 at 07:35
Run Duration255 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 428
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 633
MC Float 736
MC Mixed 692
103% 687 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Lighting 514
Reflection 487
Parallax 541
162% 514 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 506
Splatting 280
153% 346 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 157%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$78
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 620 295 293 291 293 294 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 2,424
Write 1,466
Mixed 1,265
SusWrite 348
304% 1,376 MB/s
4K Read 59.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 78.9
268% 94.2 MB/s
DQ Read 975
DQ Write 976
DQ Mixed 1,004
747% 985 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 245%
Great: 271%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
194GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 440 441 462 476 484 484 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 486
Mixed 362
SusWrite 464
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.4
198% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 334
258% 353 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 126%
Great: 126%
Mushkin Triactor 480GB-$150
147GB free
Firmware: O1126A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 92 98 96 95 96 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 465
Mixed 388
SusWrite 149
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 52.7
177% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 256
210% 300 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 98%
Mushkin Chronos 240GB-$99
126GB free
Firmware: 604ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 126 129 121 133 151 MB/s
Performing below potential (58th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
65.9% Good
Read 233
Write 181
Mixed 238
SusWrite 133
44% 196 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 31
132% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 124
113% 169 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 79%
Seagate ST3400832AS 400GB-$68
129GB free
Firmware: 3.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 60 59 60 59 60 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 47.8
Write 13.2
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 59.4
27% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 38%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$44
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 122 121 122 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 113
Write 101
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 121
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 0215 CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 0215 CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 0215 CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.4% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24.3
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 31.3
SC Mixed 24.2
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 77%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $957
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