MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 80.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive46.4% 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 (23%). 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)
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 15:47
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
SC Int 103
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 421
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 431
64% 428 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$179
CLim: 1268 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 170
Reflection 137
Parallax 226
59% 178 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 160
Splatting 120
59% 138 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 60 72 64 64 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 185
Write 115
Mixed 148
SusWrite 65.8
29% 128 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 84.3
4K Mixed 20.9
103% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 63.9
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 93.6
72% 94.6 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 72%
Seagate ST3320820AS 320GB-$28
268GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 78 77 78 78 77 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 77
Write 71.5
Mixed 44
SusWrite 77.2
50% 67.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 44%
Seagate ST1500DM003-9YN16G 1.5TB
983GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 145 155 159 158 147 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 181
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 152
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 103%
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 above expectations (68th percentile)
71.6% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 21.7
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 20.8
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 81%
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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 8,899 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,061
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