MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics42.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive50% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '19 at 19:45
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
39.9% Below average
Memory 63.1
1-Core 24.7
2-Core 49.1
33% 45.6 Pts
4-Core 94.5
8-Core 126
14% 110 Pts
64-Core 127
9% 127 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.36
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
42.1% Average
Lighting 39.5
Reflection 59.6
Parallax 69.8
32% 56.3 fps
MRender 68.4
Gravity 66.4
Splatting 69
54% 67.9 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$24
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFK71E0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 54 51 4.7 55 51 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
50% Above average
Read 369
Write 239
Mixed 278
SusWrite 76.8
54% 241 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 46.5
4K Mixed 14.6
77% 27.7 MB/s
DQ Read 162
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 130
112% 162 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 50%
Great: 82%
Seagate ST3250312AS 250GB-$30
18GB free
Firmware: HP63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 97 98 99 99 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 92.5
Write 95.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 98
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1
171% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 71%
WD easystore 25FA 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 25fa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 102 102 103 102 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
44% Average
Read 110
Write 105
Mixed 58.7
SusWrite 103
125% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 44%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
47.2% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 20.6
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.9
24% 8.27 GB/s
Latency 119
34% 119 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 109%

 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 5,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $873
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HDDRAMUSB
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