MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics73.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.4% 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.
High background CPU (24%). 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 12:27
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$345
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
67.3% Good
1-Core 133
2-Core 228
87% 180 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 603
62% 486 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 286
Reflection 286
Parallax 293
74% 288 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 268
Splatting 218
72% 226 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 288 72 267 274 86 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Read 870
Write 560
Mixed 599
SusWrite 182
123% 553 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 40
137% 47 MB/s
DQ Read 276
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 300
203% 249 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 194%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$79
304GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 112 111 112 112 112 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 176
Write 164
Mixed 32
SusWrite 111
87% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM4X4GF3000C15K4 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.3
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 24.1
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 101%
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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 11,244 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: 57% - Above average Total price: $992
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HDDRAMUSB
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