MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41% 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 Drive54% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). 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)
Memory2.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151102
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 09 '19 at 18:44
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$293
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
69.6% Good
SC Int 101
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 96.9
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 343
77% 339 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 552
MC Mixed 508
77% 516 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
41% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 114
Parallax 125
41% 125 fps
MRender 81.2
Gravity 120
Splatting 81.5
41% 94.3 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$45
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 86 79 90 94 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 278
Write 120
Mixed 170
SusWrite 87.3
36% 164 MB/s
4K Read 24.1
4K Write 64.4
4K Mixed 28.7
107% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 80.3
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 89.7
71% 98.1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54%
Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 180 179 182 182 182 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 161
Mixed 70.3
SusWrite 181
107% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 1x8GB-$140
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
33.7% Below average
MC Read 12
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 10
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 9.1
28% 9.87 GB/s
Latency 83.8
48% 83.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $982
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