MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 59%
Desktop 58%
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 67.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics65.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:23
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th 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-$323
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
67.9% Good
SC Int 119
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 118
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 289
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 571
MC Mixed 542
77% 518 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$335
EVGA(3842 6262) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
65.6% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 174
Parallax 206
64% 196 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 187
Splatting 147
67% 156 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 108
Write 113
Mixed 103
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.38
93% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 71%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$98
599GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 98.9
Write 133
Mixed 114
87% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.06
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.08
30% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
61.4% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 20.4
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 19.4
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 79.1
51% 79.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 91%
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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 6,903 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,193
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