MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics101% 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 Drive101% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 26 '22 at 22:32
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User PER-User
Background CPU 17%
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 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69.8% Good
Memory 76.4
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 191
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 507
55% 424 Pts
64-Core 520
35% 520 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$400
EVGA(3842 6284) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 516.40
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
101% Outstanding
Lighting 126
Reflection 129
Parallax 121
102% 126 fps
MRender 107
Gravity 127
Splatting 107
100% 114 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 101%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 404 422 421 412 460 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 431
Write 396
Mixed 317
SusWrite 420
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 37.8
139% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 68.8
129% 255 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
874GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 191 194 196 198 200 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 175
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 195
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$61
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
53.9% Above average
MC Read 22
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 17.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 13.7
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 87.6
46% 87.6 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 2 4 2 60 24" 1280 720 BNQ7F3E ZOWIE XL LCD
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,067 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $714
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