MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 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 15.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics81.7% 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 Drive73.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 10:28
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
SC Int 22
SC Float 20.9
SC Mixed 21.4
17% 21.4 Pts
QC Int 74.3
QC Float 78.9
QC Mixed 72.3
17% 75.2 Pts
MC Int 110
MC Float 131
MC Mixed 125
18% 122 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 15.1%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Lighting 137
Reflection 135
Parallax 311
62% 194 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 268
Splatting 213
96% 225 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
61GB free
Firmware: SAFC12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
60.7% Good
Read 494
Write 342
Mixed 347
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 26.3
4K Mixed 10
58% 19 MB/s
DQ Read 81.3
DQ Write 54.1
DQ Mixed 33.1
34% 56.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 97%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$84
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 494
Write 395
Mixed 408
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 33.4
4K Mixed 22.1
86% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 88.1
DQ Write 67
DQ Mixed 32
36% 62.4 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 116%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
861GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 144
Write 145
Mixed 147
110% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.33
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.23
125% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
42.6% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 17.7
46% 16.2 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 8.8
23% 8.2 GB/s
Latency 137
29% 137 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 106%
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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 8,528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,058
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $146SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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