MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.1% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). 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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:50
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
77.4% Very good
SC Int 99.6
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 410
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 405
61% 407 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
66.9% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 187
Parallax 210
64% 200 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 135
69% 161 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
60GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 500
Write 404
Mixed 418
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 84.1
4K Mixed 24.3
132% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 36.1
DQ Write 84.6
DQ Mixed 23.3
28% 48 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 115%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
325GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 147
Write 139
Mixed 141
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.26
122% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
77.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.2
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 23.2
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 77.5%
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 5,455 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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