MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.6% 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 Drive83.4% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
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).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit färger, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150722
Uptime19.9 Days
Run DateFeb 17 '17 at 18:46
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User SWE-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 i5-6500-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 98
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 400
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 399
60% 401 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$215
EVGA(3842 1962) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1481 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
41.6% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 118
Parallax 130
40% 128 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 125
Splatting 85.5
43% 97.7 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$177
131GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 496
Write 399
Mixed 411
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 21.9
110% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34.9
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 22.6
54% 106 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 120%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$70
964GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 145
Write 144
Mixed 149
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$70
964GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 159
Write 139
Mixed 131
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 108%
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB-$94
419GB free
Firmware: 1AA01112 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 79.1
Write 84.8
Mixed 79.1
61% 81 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.37
107% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 61%
Generic STORAGE DEVICE 32GB
29GB free, PID 4000
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Read 41.3
Write 30.6
Mixed 35.5
45% 35.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.64
4K Write 0.87
4K Mixed 0.71
71% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.8
79% 27.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 22.8
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 72.4
55% 72.4 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 113%
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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 4,423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,003
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