MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 87%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive53.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:11
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
87% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 109
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 444
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 737
MC Mixed 705
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
65.6% Good
Lighting 220
Reflection 172
Parallax 199
66% 197 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 178
Splatting 131
66% 153 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$69
140GB free
Firmware: Z32070RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 445
Write 47
Mixed 272
55% 255 MB/s
4K Read 24.2
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 3.91
87% 38 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 1.92
56% 131 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 81%
Mushkin Chronos 240GB-$99
25GB free
Firmware: 560ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
40.8% Average
Read 204
Write 145
Mixed 206
41% 185 MB/s
4K Read 2.17
4K Write 70.4
4K Mixed 13.5
58% 28.7 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 162
DQ Mixed 43.9
60% 108 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 73%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
620GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 165
Mixed 149
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.69
4K Mixed 0.16
67% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 93%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
528GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 184
Write 108
Mixed 113
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.15
65% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$165
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
MC Read 38.5
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 28.2
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 23.1
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 108%
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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 7,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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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