MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 15.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics55.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive53.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150806
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 17:39
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i7-6700K-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
15.9% Very poor
SC Int 23.8
SC Float 24.6
SC Mixed 24.3
19% 24.2 Pts
QC Int 70.2
QC Float 78.5
QC Mixed 74.6
17% 74.4 Pts
MC Int 111
MC Float 109
MC Mixed 115
17% 112 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 15.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Lighting 130
Reflection 167
Parallax 217
50% 171 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 189
Splatting 126
75% 155 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 240GB-$112
144GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 463
Write 200
Mixed 259
67% 307 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 38.3
4K Mixed 13
63% 22.8 MB/s
DQ Read 103
DQ Write 81.9
DQ Mixed 50.6
49% 78.5 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
910GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 166
Mixed 160
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.33
101% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 107%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
765GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 161
Mixed 157
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.31
114% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
46% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 20.8
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 8.9
23% 8.17 GB/s
Latency 175
23% 175 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 46%
Great: 111%
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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 5,753 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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,071
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