MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 48.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics121% 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 Drive87.7% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory21.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:31
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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 0000
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
48.8% Average
SC Int 69.7
SC Float 73.7
SC Mixed 71
57% 71.5 Pts
QC Int 216
QC Float 238
QC Mixed 232
52% 228 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 391
57% 380 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
121% Outstanding
Lighting 382
Reflection 363
Parallax 388
119% 377 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 379
Splatting 237
123% 281 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 121%
Great: 139%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$111
377GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 332 355 236 236 239 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 397
Write 412
Mixed 372
SusWrite 288
83% 367 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 34.7
130% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 322
240% 320 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA81GU6AFR8N-UH Samsung M378A1K43CB2-CRC 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
56.9% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 18.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 17.3
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 76.4
52% 76.4 ns
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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 8,928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,071
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