MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 82.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 19:06
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 406
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 491
MC Mixed 447
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 181
Parallax 196
64% 196 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 203
Splatting 156
73% 171 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 128GB-$215
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 382 381 351 184 108 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 387
Write 393
Mixed 320
SusWrite 296
79% 349 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 37.8
150% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 316
DQ Mixed 316
241% 326 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 105%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
485GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 138 142 141 141 141 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 160
Write 136
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 140
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 178 180 180 180 181 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 142
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 179
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 101%
Great: 117%
Hitachi HTS543232A7A384 320GB-$35
298GB free
Firmware: ES2ZB90A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 88 85 88 88 88 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 88.3
Write 85.5
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 87.3
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15D4/4G KHX2400C15D4/4G KHX2400C15/8G 16GB
2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.3
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 28.9
SC Mixed 22.2
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72%
Great: 79%
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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 8,528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,045
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