MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 57.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (25%). 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)
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150722
Uptime5.3 Days
Run DateNov 04 '19 at 06:31
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.2% Above average
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 188
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 347
41% 313 Pts
64-Core 321
22% 321 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.2
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
47% Average
Lighting 195
Reflection 157
Parallax 275
51% 209 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 170
Splatting 180
47% 159 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 47%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$58
44GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 333 155 155 156 156 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 452
Mixed 392
SusWrite 185
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 53
186% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 353
267% 359 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 104%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 95 93 114 116 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 108
Write 100
Mixed 90
SusWrite 105
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
41.3% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 12.9
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 13.3
SC Mixed 12.8
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 88%
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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 12,432 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $971
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HDDRAMUSB
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