MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics130% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.5% 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 (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime11.7 Days
Run DateDec 29 '17 at 17:11
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$328
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
56.7% Above average
SC Int 82.4
SC Float 93.3
SC Mixed 82.5
69% 86.1 Pts
QC Int 245
QC Float 274
QC Mixed 266
59% 262 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 547
MC Mixed 487
75% 500 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 366
Parallax 449
131% 408 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 392
Splatting 252
129% 296 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 130%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$240
67GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 432
Mixed 469
106% 474 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 39.5
155% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 74.2
112% 210 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 107%
Great: 106%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 350
Mixed 351
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 26.6
135% 46.2 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 84.6
114% 210 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 117%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$100
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
67% Good
Read 118
Write 115
Mixed 122
90% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 0.23
113% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 67%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
794GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 116
Write 112
Mixed 110
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 2.74
4K Mixed 0.23
100% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
538GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 93.7
Write 95.2
Mixed 93.6
71% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.27
111% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 97%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
533GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
39.4% Below average
Read 69.1
Write 67.9
Mixed 66.9
51% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.26
81% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$185
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
71.3% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.3
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 19.5
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 102%
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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 8,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,156
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