MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 48.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics97.3% 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 Drive62.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). 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)
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime7.8 Days
Run DateNov 22 '18 at 01:13
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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 i5-6500-$206
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
48.5% Average
SC Int 80.7
SC Float 88.5
SC Mixed 79.5
66% 82.9 Pts
QC Int 288
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 227
62% 272 Pts
MC Int 286
MC Float 341
MC Mixed 280
45% 302 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Lighting 320
Reflection 282
Parallax 298
97% 300 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 278
Splatting 214
98% 228 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 535 Series 120GB-$135
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 116 87 106 95 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 368
Write 200
Mixed 187
SusWrite 96.4
47% 213 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 75.8
4K Mixed 32.5
105% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 200
DQ Write 198
DQ Mixed 120
112% 173 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
148GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 114 115 115 106 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 154
Write 147
Mixed 80
SusWrite 113
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
214% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 24.1
MC Mixed 19.4
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 16.7
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $984
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