MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (40%). 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)
Memory26.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 07 '18 at 02:38
Run Duration224 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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 i7-6700-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
14.4% Very poor
SC Int 21.5
SC Float 22.9
SC Mixed 20.5
17% 21.6 Pts
QC Int 69.4
QC Float 73.5
QC Mixed 69.2
16% 70.7 Pts
MC Int 104
MC Float 118
MC Mixed 116
17% 113 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 14.4%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$418
MSI(1462 C307) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2010 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 66.9
Reflection 65.5
Parallax 149
30% 93.8 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 227
Splatting 221
88% 210 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 129%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$253
842GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 480
Write 395
Mixed 412
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 29.4
4K Mixed 15.4
69% 22.3 MB/s
DQ Read 66.8
DQ Write 45.4
DQ Mixed 17.5
24% 43.2 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$94
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 489
Write 392
Mixed 410
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 20.9
4K Write 25.3
4K Mixed 11.6
60% 19.3 MB/s
DQ Read 28.7
DQ Write 24
DQ Mixed 11.5
13% 21.4 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
916GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 155
Mixed 144
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.25
112% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
44.2% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 19
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 7.7
21% 7.2 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 129%
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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 8,880 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,062
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $114
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $134
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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