MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 16%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics89.8% 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 Drive66.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory25.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 12:26
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16% Very poor
SC Int 23.1
SC Float 23.3
SC Mixed 23.4
19% 23.3 Pts
QC Int 74.3
QC Float 76.2
QC Mixed 75.3
17% 75.3 Pts
MC Int 121
MC Float 135
MC Mixed 130
19% 129 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 16%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Lighting 153
Reflection 181
Parallax 418
77% 250 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 382
Splatting 0.3
99% 206 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$186
329GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X35510RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 229 204 224 225 215 213 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
66.3% Good
Read 439
Write 402
Mixed 262
SusWrite 218
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 24.6
85% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 215
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 177
139% 193 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.3%
Great: 104%
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$103
489GB free
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 392 388 376 229 227 403 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 414
Write 441
Mixed 363
SusWrite 336
88% 388 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 45
4K Mixed 27.3
90% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 230
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 215
162% 216 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 100%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
846GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 172 180 182 180 183 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 160
Mixed 35.5
SusWrite 179
96% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.6
152% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3200-MR 0821 8GX-D4-3000-MR 0821 8GX-D4-3200-MR 0821 8GX-D4-3000-MR 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
45% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 19.9
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 8
22% 7.83 GB/s
Latency 183
22% 183 ns
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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 6,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,030
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HDDRAMUSB
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