MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics42.2% 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 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:06
Run Duration278 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 457
102% 453 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 748
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
42.2% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 116
Parallax 128
41% 128 fps
MRender 82.7
Gravity 122
Splatting 82.7
43% 95.9 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 46%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$94
217GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 37% Great: 77%
Nvme INTEL MEMPEK1W01 14GB
13GB free
Firmware: K3110300 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
219% Outstanding
Read 868
Write 145
Mixed 249
90% 421 MB/s
4K Read 219
4K Write 95.7
4K Mixed 119
534% 144 MB/s
DQ Read 529
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 247
206% 308 MB/s
Poor: 181%
This bench: 219%
Great: 232%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$91
2TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 108
Write 124
Mixed 102
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 3.64
4K Mixed 0.36
125% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 111%
Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 2TB-$59
1.5TB free
Firmware: JKAOA28A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
12.9% Very poor
Read 6.66
Write 38.6
Mixed 15.1
15% 20.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.006
4K Write 0.005
4K Mixed 0.004
1% 0.005 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 12.9%
Great: 71%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
379GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 124
Write 121
Mixed 89.6
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 3.74
4K Mixed 0.43
130% 1.49 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 103%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$95
278GB free
Firmware: CC13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 71.5
Write 71.7
Mixed 76.4
55% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 0.93
4K Mixed 0.44
100% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 25.5
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.5
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 88%
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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 5,710 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,037
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