MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 15.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics63.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 15:52
Run Duration244 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
1-Core 24.1
2-Core 48.6
17% 36.3 Pts
4-Core 77.8
8-Core 121
13% 99.4 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 15.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
63.2% Good
Lighting 127
Reflection 167
Parallax 397
45% 230 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 353
Splatting 220
87% 263 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 432
Write 407
Mixed 340
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 35.5
4K Mixed 27.9
92% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 175
DQ Write 158
DQ Mixed 159
121% 164 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 117%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$125
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 165
Write 149
Mixed 53.8
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.2
403% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 110%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 80.2
Write 73
Mixed 63
54% 72.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 82%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
444GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 156
Write 148
Mixed 81.5
95% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
5GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 85.8
Write 78
Mixed 57.5
55% 73.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
208% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 106%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$90
57GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 70 69 72 71 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
43.8% Average
Read 81.5
Write 81
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 70.8
50% 68.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 63%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$95
11GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 123 120 103 110 125 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 87.7
Write 85.3
Mixed 49
SusWrite 117
62% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 109%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 16GB
14GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.7 9.2 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.2 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
12.3% Very poor
Read 24.7
Write 9.2
Mixed 9.7
SusWrite 9
15% 13.2 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 2.6
171% 3.67 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 12.3%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF51264AZ-2G1A1 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
46.6% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 20.1
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 8.4
23% 8.03 GB/s
Latency 124
32% 124 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 103%
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $930
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