MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 76.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% 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 Drive99.4% 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.
High background CPU (22%). 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)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 17:50
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$223
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
76.8% Very good
SC Int 94.1
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 403
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 419
63% 420 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 298
Parallax 311
100% 313 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 299
Splatting 233
105% 245 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
110GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 386
Mixed 403
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 75.3
4K Mixed 41.9
142% 49.7 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 112
126% 214 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 116%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$120
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 162
Mixed 159
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 4.21
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.33
254% 2.26 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot PSD48G240081 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 22.8
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 26
SC Mixed 22.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 88%
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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 7,589 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,221
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