MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 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 01:06
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 569
QC Mixed 541
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 532
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 534
81% 542 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
MaxC: 2100 MHz, MaxM: 2064 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Relative performance n/a - atypical extreme
Poor: 85% Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 500GB-$178
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 (98th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 402
Mixed 390
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 27.9
137% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 38.3
76% 148 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 92%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$206
116GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 118% Great: 220%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB-$9
28GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
38.5% Below average
Read 137
Write 54.8
Mixed 62.2
93% 84.5 MB/s
4K Read 6.33
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.82
110% 2.95 MB/s
Poor: 10%
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 38.8
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 37.2
113% 39.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 32
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 111%
Great: 121%
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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 4,411 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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,004
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