MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics136% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive200% 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.
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)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 14:03
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 97
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 430
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 422
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
136% Outstanding
Lighting 434
Reflection 385
Parallax 457
137% 426 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 423
Splatting 258
135% 307 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 136%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$149
36GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 392
Mixed 409
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 41.1
162% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 114
131% 227 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$120
36GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 1,972
Write 1,153
Mixed 1,155
315% 1,427 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 97.4
4K Mixed 22.4
153% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 52
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 26.6
53% 101 MB/s
Poor: 170%
This bench: 200%
Great: 262%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$123
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 162
Mixed 141
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.25
96% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
73.7% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 24.4
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 19.6
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 89%
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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 6,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,177
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