MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 76%
Workstation 55%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics99.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.1% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 09:52
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
69.1% Good
Memory 70.5
1-Core 108
2-Core 197
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 418
54% 402 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Nvidia(10DE 119D) ≥ 4GB; Inno3D iChill GeForce GTX 1070 Ti X3 V2
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Lighting 391
Reflection 360
Parallax 375
103% 375 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 382
Splatting 248
100% 279 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 272 281 286 279 281 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 425
Write 282
Mixed 250
SusWrite 278
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 41.3
156% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 228
196% 290 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
251GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 424 442 462 466 466 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 461
Write 436
Mixed 355
SusWrite 437
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 47.6
177% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 354
266% 355 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 115%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
39.7% Below average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.9
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 12.9
SC Mixed 12.1
32% 11.3 GB/s
Latency 100
40% 100 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 79%

 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 3,824 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $989
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