MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive189% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory25.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime3 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 07:16
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
84% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 109
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 448
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 445
67% 447 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-X-$450
CLim: 1000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 216
Reflection 142
Parallax 309
77% 222 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 220
Splatting 164
72% 167 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
71GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
189% Outstanding
Read 2,137
Write 717
Mixed 1,158
292% 1,337 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 29.2
179% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 48
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 29.5
62% 119 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 189%
Great: 272%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
59.3% Above average
Read 91
Write 115
Mixed 87.1
73% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.23
97% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 59.3%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 24.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 22.3
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 97%
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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 5,393 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,142
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