MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 76.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics63.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 17:44
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
76.6% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 98.9
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 408
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 410
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
63.8% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 174
Parallax 191
60% 186 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 183
Splatting 130
67% 155 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Apacer AST680S 240GB
141GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AP110PD0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 74 83 78 77 68 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 482
Write 118
Mixed 164
SusWrite 79.4
46% 211 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 93.8
4K Mixed 13.8
101% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 161
132% 195 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 91%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$76
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 143 144 145 143 144 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 142
Write 138
Mixed 85
SusWrite 143
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
186% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$157
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
80% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 26.3
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 21.8
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 80%
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 7,293 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $954
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