MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 20.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics94% 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 Drive73.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory6.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 04:01
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
20.2% Poor
SC Int 23.8
SC Float 25.4
SC Mixed 24.6
20% 24.6 Pts
QC Int 90.6
QC Float 86.3
QC Mixed 108
22% 94.9 Pts
MC Int 122
MC Float 141
MC Mixed 135
20% 133 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Lighting 165
Reflection 188
Parallax 355
72% 236 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 316
Splatting 243
110% 256 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 94%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
207GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 490
Write 402
Mixed 417
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 29.5
4K Mixed 24.2
83% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 88.8
DQ Write 68.6
DQ Mixed 15.1
29% 57.5 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 114%
Sandisk S128G 126GB
99GB free
Firmware: 3.2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 438
Write 295
Mixed 277
74% 337 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 10.5
4K Mixed 7.57
35% 10.3 MB/s
DQ Read 15.5
DQ Write 16.9
DQ Mixed 6.29
8% 12.9 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 50%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$65
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
70% Very good
Read 116
Write 128
Mixed 119
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.3
100% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 70%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
44.7% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 18.7
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 9.8
SC Mixed 8
23% 8 GB/s
Latency 173
23% 173 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 107%
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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 6,467 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,092
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $325Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $295AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $18
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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