MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (16%). 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)
Memory25.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '18 at 04:47
Run Duration315 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
63.3% Good
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 173
65% 136 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 530
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 559
38% 559 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
PNY(196E 119E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.1
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 379
Reflection 368
Parallax 376
100% 374 fps
Gravity 380
Splatting 109
128% 244 fps
Poor: 93% Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 213 128 119 113 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 482
Write 449
Mixed 376
SusWrite 181
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 51.8
181% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 355
266% 353 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 102%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
135GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 410 400 388 378 381 373 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 447
Mixed 347
SusWrite 388
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 54.1
166% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 342
258% 345 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 111%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK16GX4M2A2400C16 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66.7% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 20.8
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 16.6
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 77.1
52% 77.1 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 94%
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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 12,386 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $966
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