MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics86.8% 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 Drive62.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 15:49
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i5-6600K-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 115
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 368
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 446
67% 449 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$498
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Lighting 175
Reflection 324
Parallax 341
73% 280 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 337
Splatting 216
97% 221 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$67
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 178 56 104 27 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 444
Write 416
Mixed 347
SusWrite 118
74% 331 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 63.4
4K Mixed 12.3
89% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 126
132% 219 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 88%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$85
458GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 387 403 433 428 377 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 437
Write 406
Mixed 386
SusWrite 393
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 40.9
147% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 130%
Adata S510 60GB
55GB free
Firmware: 3.3.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 62 60 61 61 61 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 184
Write 59.2
Mixed 88.3
SusWrite 60.8
22% 98 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 61.7
4K Mixed 28.1
101% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 80
DQ Write 64.3
DQ Mixed 69.7
53% 71.3 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
70% Very good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 23.4
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.6
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 90.4
44% 90.4 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70%
Great: 104%
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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 8,297 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $965
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