MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive59% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 22:18
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 108
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 524
QC Mixed 504
115% 506 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 504
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
64% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 174
Parallax 194
61% 190 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 186
Splatting 122
66% 152 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$73
47GB free
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 437
Write 243
Mixed 192
64% 291 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 0.03
82% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 0.48
DQ Write 218
DQ Mixed 31.3
48% 83.2 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 59%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB-$104
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
77% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 22.9
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 31.4
SC Mixed 25.2
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77%
Great: 90%
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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 7,248 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,209
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