MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.2% 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 Drive115% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (39%). 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)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:59
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 562
QC Float 599
QC Mixed 581
132% 580 Pts
MC Int 597
MC Float 620
MC Mixed 613
91% 610 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 111%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Lighting 307
Reflection 247
Parallax 241
88% 265 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 290
Splatting 218
103% 239 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
86GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 406
Mixed 413
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 48.3
179% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 117
145% 259 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
45.9% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 13.1
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 14
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 48%
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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 5,480 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,100
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HDDRAMUSB
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