MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (4th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 96 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 14.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics54.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.7% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (80%). 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 30 '19 at 22:44
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 80%

 PC Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
14.4% Very poor
1-Core 21.6
2-Core 33.3
14% 27.5 Pts
4-Core 83.8
8-Core 109
13% 96.2 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 14.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
Asus(1043 855B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
54.5% Above average
Lighting 110
Reflection 138
Parallax 264
35% 171 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 310
Splatting 213
79% 244 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 88%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 243 381 296 425 272 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 462
Write 414
Mixed 352
SusWrite 318
87% 386 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 30
111% 36.4 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 197
147% 196 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
44.1% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 20.3
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 6.2
20% 6.87 GB/s
Latency 217
18% 217 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 86%
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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 12,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $935
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