MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive26.3% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). 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)
Memory1.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3200 x 1800 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '19 at 18:26
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User LKA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-6700-$260
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
76.4% Very good
SC Int 97.6
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 95
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 332
QC Mixed 392
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 644
MC Mixed 609
90% 604 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
MSI(1462 3080) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
71% Very good
Lighting 213
Reflection 155
Parallax 274
73% 214 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 191
Splatting 176
70% 165 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNS128GG4BBAA 128GB
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AGTA0203
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 59 44 39 34 37 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
26.3% Poor
Read 163
Write 82.6
Mixed 103
SusWrite 49.4
22% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 24.1
4K Mixed 13.5
53% 17.6 MB/s
DQ Read 9.1
DQ Write 15.8
DQ Mixed 0.2
4% 8.37 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 40%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
60GB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 191 189 191 192 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 152
Mixed 82.1
SusWrite 190
108% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Samsung HD502HJ 500GB-$50
57GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 69 63 75 73 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Read 60.5
Write 28.2
Mixed 51
SusWrite 69.3
39% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 78%
Samsung HD252HJ 250GB
150GB free
Firmware: 1AC01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 99 93 101 102 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 90.2
Write 60.3
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 97.4
56% 76 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
38.6% Below average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 10.6
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 9.9
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 40%
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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 10,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $984
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