MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 85.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 01:09
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 119
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 444
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 452
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
66.8% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 159
Parallax 252
68% 205 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 165
Splatting 178
66% 158 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
41GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 402
Mixed 410
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 26.8
146% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 45.4
DQ Write 89.2
DQ Mixed 27
32% 53.8 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
78% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 22.1
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 78%
Great: 86%
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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 5,441 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) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,083
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