MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics24.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive66.5% 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 (41%). 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)
Memory7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 21 '17 at 22:29
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
85.9% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 405
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 638
92% 617 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
24.9% Poor
Lighting 35.8
Reflection 254
Parallax 50.5
13% 113 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 43.6
Splatting 14.5
34% 79.4 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB
13GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.Y Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
66.5% Good
Read 502
Write 257
Mixed 324
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 69
4K Mixed 12.3
95% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 30.5
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 12.4
30% 58.6 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$74
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 184
Mixed 173
139% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.23
81% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 110%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$250
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 17.4
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.2
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 117%
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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 5,746 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,163
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