MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics141% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (19%). 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)
Memory18.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 00:45
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 418
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 457
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 456
70% 464 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
MaxC: 2100 MHz, MaxM: 2064 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Lighting 578
Reflection 310
Parallax 337
143% 408 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 316
Splatting 244
112% 257 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 141%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 500GB-$290
193GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 402
Mixed 396
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 26.6
128% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 39
71% 136 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 92%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$347
143GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 122% Great: 222%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB-$13
28GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 135
Write 54.7
Mixed 62.2
92% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.69
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.82
112% 3.09 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3200-MR 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 39.4
MC Write 44.6
MC Mixed 36.7
115% 40.2 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 42.9
SC Mixed 29.8
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
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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 5,384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,025
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