MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 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 98.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive64.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 12:11
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU5%

 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 i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 487
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 741
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
122GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 507
Write 352
Mixed 350
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 80.6
4K Mixed 25.2
134% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 40.7
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 81.1
79% 120 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 96%
Samsung MZ7TE128HMGR-000L1 128GB
20GB free
Firmware: EXT06L0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 480
Write 134
Mixed 206
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 93.3
4K Mixed 13.9
117% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 34
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 33.7
38% 61.5 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 27.1
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 28
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 97%
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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 6,229 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,161
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