MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics98% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150715
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 02:54
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 5.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 545
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 560
127% 562 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 533
81% 539 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4993) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Lighting 312
Reflection 288
Parallax 315
97% 305 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 294
Splatting 193
99% 228 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 98%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
ST1000DM003-1ER162 250GB
26GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 496
Mixed 506
113% 505 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 54
198% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 46.3
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 32
40% 68.1 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 116%
Great: 136%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$52
911GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 155
Mixed 171
124% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.2
93% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64AZ-2G1A1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
78.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 25.2
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 24.7
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 78.5%
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 5,453 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,132
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