MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. 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 73%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.54% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive61% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime12.6 Days
Run DateDec 07 '19 at 16:46
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
73% Very good
1-Core 100
2-Core 197
70% 148 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 516
64% 477 Pts
64-Core 667
45% 667 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7977) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7263
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
6.54% Terrible
Lighting 24.4
Reflection 29.9
Parallax 27.1
6% 27.1 fps
MRender 22.1
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 38
7% 27.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.54%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 120GB-$69
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 43 39 39 40 42 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61% Good
Read 419
Write 44.2
Mixed 76
SusWrite 40.8
31% 145 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 48.7
4K Mixed 26.4
107% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 51.4
DQ Mixed 76.6
90% 166 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 61%
Great: 109%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
513GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 103 103 104 103 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
58% Above average
Read 97.7
Write 77.5
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 104
62% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400 C15 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 21.5
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.2
SC Mixed 20.5
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 91%
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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 13,038 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $904
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