MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 19:48
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 449
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 456
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$275
EVGA(3842 6264) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 237
Reflection 204
Parallax 214
71% 219 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 220
Splatting 167
77% 179 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 79%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$60
70GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 429
Write 301
Mixed 199
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 5.71
79% 35.7 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 7.49
64% 146 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$103
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.7% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 21
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 90%
Take a copy of your results

 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 6,251 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: $1,165
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $430Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
Intel Core i5-7600K $210AMD RX 480 $400Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $65
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $931SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $51Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $220SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback