MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 96.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% 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 Drive94.3% 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:25
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 459
104% 457 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 788
MC Mixed 750
111% 741 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 4998) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 350
Reflection 319
Parallax 388
112% 352 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 322
Splatting 199
107% 244 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 114%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
85GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.U Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 413
Mixed 508
107% 480 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 14.2
120% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 13.7
95% 220 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
MC Read 37.4
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 27.3
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 29.3
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 47.1
85% 47.1 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 116%
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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 7,559 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,221
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