MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive111% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory21.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime5 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 13:00
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-6700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
79% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 387
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 640
MC Mixed 614
91% 607 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 79%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$135
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 113
Reflection 89.8
Parallax 99.2
33% 101 fps
MRender 76.2
Gravity 96.8
Splatting 74.4
35% 82.5 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 256GB-$143
37GB free
Firmware: O0919A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 459
Mixed 477
107% 479 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 45.5
164% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 266
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 68.1
107% 202 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 111%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
604GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 153
Write 157
Mixed 145
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.32
136% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.6% Very good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 23.5
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 17.4
58% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 71.5
56% 71.5 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 119%
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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 6,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,081
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