MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics91.8% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 21:41
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th 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 i5-6600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
18.6% Very poor
SC Int 24.1
SC Float 25.9
SC Mixed 24.9
20% 25 Pts
QC Int 95.4
QC Float 101
QC Mixed 98.1
22% 98.1 Pts
MC Int 90.1
MC Float 98.2
MC Mixed 98.3
14% 95.5 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Lighting 170
Reflection 180
Parallax 358
74% 236 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 297
Splatting 234
105% 246 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Saber 1000 240GB-$135
138GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 500
Write 482
Mixed 500
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 22.4
89% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 53.7
55% 88.9 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 109%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
189GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 160
Write 152
Mixed 153
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.18
69% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$138
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
38.8% Below average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 14.1
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.3
23% 8.03 GB/s
Latency 177
23% 177 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 94%
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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 6,036 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,080
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