Performance

After getting to know the features of the Z170A Gaming M5 I ran it through our normal benchmark suite. This includes a variety of benchmarks both CPU and Gaming related to see how well everything runs. As a whole, these results don’t typically show any major differences between motherboards as long as things are running well, but they do help pinpoint any potential issues. Until I have the chance to test more Z170 motherboards the results look a little lonely and it is hard to compare the results but I didn’t see any issues that should be a concern. The Gaming M5 performed very well when paired with the new Skylake i7-6700K and our GTX 780.

3DMark
Motherboard Overall Score Graphics Score Physics Score
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 8653 9635 12451
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated Score
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 4712
Passmark Overall Score
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 5507.6
Bioshock Infinite Average FPS
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 108.28
Tomb Raider Average FPS
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 57.8
Hitman: Absolution Average FPS
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 46.8
Sleeping Dogs Average FPS
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 60.3

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36946 07 Aug 2015 20:48
Today I follow up my Skylake review with a look at the motherboard I tested it on. Check it out!

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