MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 24%
Workstation 19%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 16.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics72.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (47%). 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1176 x 664 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 03 '17 at 01:37
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.9% Very poor
SC Int 23
SC Float 25.8
SC Mixed 24.6
20% 24.5 Pts
QC Int 84.8
QC Float 82.5
QC Mixed 84.9
19% 84.1 Pts
MC Int 88.4
MC Float 98.2
MC Mixed 89.6
14% 92.1 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 16.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
MaxC: 1999 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 372.54
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Lighting 150
Reflection 162
Parallax 299
64% 204 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 277
Splatting 217
103% 230 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
402GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 493
Write 400
Mixed 414
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 30.4
4K Mixed 18.3
75% 24 MB/s
DQ Read 28.8
DQ Write 72.5
DQ Mixed 14.7
22% 38.6 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 118%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$135
3.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 176
Mixed 164
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 4.31
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.33
260% 2.34 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD48G240081 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
42.8% Average
MC Read 15
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 18.5
48% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 9.2
SC Mixed 8.1
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 176
23% 176 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 77%
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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 4,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $977
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