MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (10th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 90 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 71%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics76.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (67%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory18.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateJun 28 '20 at 21:05
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 67%

 PC Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
71% Very good
Memory 83.3
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 191
72% 123 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 448
50% 384 Pts
64-Core 536
36% 536 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 71%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
76.7% Very good
Lighting 326
Reflection 0.1
Parallax 338
86% 221 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 300
Splatting 161
77% 197 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$46
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 129 124 117 116 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 428
Write 186
Mixed 196
SusWrite 126
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 28
105% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 165
158% 254 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 127%
Crucial M550 1TB-$700
2GB free
Firmware: MU01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 397
Write 388
Mixed 274
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 60.4
4K Mixed 27
96% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 232
210% 319 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 109%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$190
197GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1281 1355 1155 1204 1202 1315 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 1,710
Write 1,554
Mixed 1,368
SusWrite 1,252
331% 1,471 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 72.3
4K Mixed 47.9
156% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 934
DQ Write 700
DQ Mixed 869
635% 834 MB/s
Poor: 234%
This bench: 230%
Great: 372%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$113
353GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 101 98 101 102 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 106
Write 105
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 99.9
65% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D32AESB.M16FE 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 30.4
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 74.7
54% 74.7 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 114%
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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 15,692 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $988
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