MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 82.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics79.6% 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 Drive309% 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.
Very high background CPU (94%). 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:44
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 94%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 398
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 462
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 470
72% 482 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
79.6% Very good
Lighting 250
Reflection 232
Parallax 252
75% 245 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 230
Splatting 162
89% 189 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme Samsung SSD 960 500GB
427GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
309% Outstanding
Read 2,770
Write 1,684
Mixed 1,697
453% 2,051 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 41.3
245% 97.2 MB/s
DQ Read 570
DQ Write 520
DQ Mixed 41.8
169% 377 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 309%
Great: 326%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
420GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 415
Mixed 424
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 49.8
198% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 114
143% 254 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 121%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 26.9
86% 30.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 25.2
75% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 85%
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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 5,745 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,050
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