MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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. 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 63.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics73.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 21:39
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
63.2% Good
1-Core 104
2-Core 209
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 374
54% 389 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Lighting 291
Reflection 276
Parallax 288
75% 285 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 270
Splatting 217
72% 227 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 87%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$110
304GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 294 289 182 133 106 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 485
Write 444
Mixed 71
SusWrite 183
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 17.2
4K Write 73.2
4K Mixed 38.8
114% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 134
142% 235 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
70% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 21.2
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 20.4
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 70%
Great: 91%
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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 10,997 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $970
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HDDRAMUSB
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