MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 74.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive100% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). 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)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 17:40
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
74.5% Very good
1-Core 127
2-Core 237
87% 182 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 456
64% 464 Pts
64-Core 487
33% 487 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2028 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Relative performance (0th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Lighting 59.5
Reflection 59.9
Parallax 59.9
15% 59.8 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 272
Splatting 59.2
62% 180 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1211 480GB SSD 754D117-533
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS121101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 395 414 410 130 410 419 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 440
Write 399
Mixed 308
SusWrite 363
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 43.8
155% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 198
173% 256 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 100%
Great: 101%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$120
726GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 91 93 93 93 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 87
Write 85.7
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 90.5
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 51%
Great: 58%
HGST Deskstar NAS 5TB-$300
50GB free
Firmware: APGNT517
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 190 192 185 187 192 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 175
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 188
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.6
207% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2666 C15 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.9% Above average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 16.3
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 97%
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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 11,657 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: 62% - Good Total price: $918
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