MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 11.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics50.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive49.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (66%). 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150806
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 23 '17 at 13:37
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 66%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
11.4% Very poor
SC Int 18.2
SC Float 21.4
SC Mixed 17.9
15% 19.2 Pts
QC Int 55.2
QC Float 62.1
QC Mixed 56.6
13% 58 Pts
MC Int 57
MC Float 55.2
MC Mixed 44.1
8% 52.1 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 11.4%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.9.2
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Lighting 74.3
Reflection 58.6
Parallax 230
40% 121 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 147
Splatting 160
58% 140 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata S510 120GB
65GB free
Firmware: 5.0.7a Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 487
Write 146
Mixed 222
62% 285 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 36.9
4K Mixed 10.9
65% 22.9 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 55
DQ Mixed 22.4
22% 34.4 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 73%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$76
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 155
Mixed 146
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.2
100% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$63
189GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 149
Write 159
Mixed 144
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.4
93% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$185
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
38.3% Below average
MC Read 10.1
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 17.1
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 2.7
SC Write 5.9
SC Mixed 5.3
13% 4.63 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 94%
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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 5,729 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: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,110
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HDDRAMUSB
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