MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 44.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics54.8% 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 Drive129% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '19 at 05:01
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$193
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
44.2% Average
Memory 73.6
1-Core 17.1
2-Core 36.3
33% 42.3 Pts
4-Core 89.3
8-Core 91.9
12% 90.6 Pts
64-Core 55.1
4% 55.1 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
Gigabyte(1458 36E1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1774 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
54.8% Above average
Lighting 140
Reflection 144
Parallax 206
37% 164 fps
MRender 161
Gravity 199
Splatting 133
56% 164 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$235
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 741 1077 1019 1111 1056 975 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 1,019
Write 1,127
Mixed 667
SusWrite 997
215% 953 MB/s
4K Read 17
4K Write 24.8
4K Mixed 17.1
61% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 209
155% 206 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 129%
Great: 220%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
101GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 320 317 315 317 317 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 376
Write 392
Mixed 352
SusWrite 309
81% 357 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 50.5
4K Mixed 37
120% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 244
190% 261 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 123%
JetFlash Transcend 32GB
26GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 14 14 12 14 17 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
10.4% Very poor
Read 38
Write 37.4
Mixed 9
SusWrite 13.9
30% 24.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.6
46% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10.4%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
37.5% Below average
MC Read 12.9
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 15.5
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 7.9
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 93.4
43% 93.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 37.5%
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 15,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $989
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HDDRAMUSB
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