MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 71%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime19.3 Days
Run DateSep 03 '18 at 21:43
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i5-6500-$206
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
71% Very good
SC Int 74.9
SC Float 66.3
SC Mixed 89.8
62% 77 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 380
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 390
59% 392 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 280
Parallax 300
98% 303 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 283
Splatting 219
100% 232 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 535 Series 120GB-$135
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 111 99 74 74 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 382
Write 180
Mixed 218
SusWrite 88.5
48% 217 MB/s
4K Read 33.6
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 31.8
144% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 181
DQ Mixed 70.3
80% 136 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
138GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 81 75 82 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 160
Write 148
Mixed 76.2
SusWrite 81.4
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.6% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 21.5
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 99%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $751
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