MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 82.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.6% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:35
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-6600-$204
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 439
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 431
64% 426 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
61.3% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 174
Parallax 183
56% 180 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 175
Splatting 125
65% 151 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
39GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 394
Mixed 405
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 23.2
124% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 234
DQ Mixed 23.3
79% 173 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
68.4% Good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 19.5
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 21.4
SC Mixed 19.1
54% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 85.1
47% 85.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 80%
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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 6,626 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,177
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