MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 70.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics98.5% 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 Drive54.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateMar 27 '19 at 19:59
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
70.6% Very good
SC Int 89
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 96.3
77% 96.2 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 370
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 395
MC Mixed 355
55% 365 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$335
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Lighting 322
Reflection 274
Parallax 320
99% 305 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 279
Splatting 215
98% 228 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 535 Series 120GB-$65
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 64 75 98 73 58 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 373
Write 168
Mixed 141
SusWrite 77.6
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 22.5
91% 34.9 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 96.9
92% 143 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
129GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 108 111 110 108 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 146
Write 146
Mixed 84.2
SusWrite 107
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
234% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB-$49
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.5% Good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 21.1
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 20.7
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 98%
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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 10,146 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $913
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