MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics91.7% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 30 '20 at 22:38
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Memory 92.9
1-Core 79
2-Core 197
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 306
8-Core 524
52% 415 Pts
64-Core 634
42% 634 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Vega Frontier Edition-$1,000
CLim: 1600 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 16GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
91.7% Outstanding
Lighting 111
Reflection 107
Parallax 176
90% 132 fps
MRender 88.9
Gravity 122
Splatting 75.5
94% 95.4 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 99%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S31024G 1TB
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X6104000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 315 315 344 294 336 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 314
Mixed 268
SusWrite 313
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 84.4
4K Mixed 50.6
165% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 211
172% 245 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 102%
Great: 120%
Pcie SSD 2TB
518GB free
Firmware: ECFM12.5 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1606 919 923 935 929 937 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
264% Outstanding
Read 1,541
Write 1901
Mixed 1,620
SusWrite 1,041
344% 1,526 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 194
4K Mixed 66.1
244% 99.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,554
DQ Write 1,308
DQ Mixed 1,430
1,072% 1,431 MB/s
Poor: 128%
This bench: 264%
Great: 310%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$48
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 148 149 150 150 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Read 152
Write 146
Mixed 90.6
SusWrite 149
99% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 87%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
930GB free, PID a007
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 109 108 109 107 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
43.9% Average
Read 99.1
Write 101
Mixed 36.7
SusWrite 108
115% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 4000 C19 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 40.7
MC Write 43.2
MC Mixed 35.2
113% 39.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 24.4
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 104%
Great: 135%

 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 7,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,032
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