MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics81.3% 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 Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (59%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 30 '18 at 01:52
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 59%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$175
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 247
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 466
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Lighting 325
Reflection 293
Parallax 305
85% 308 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 299
Splatting 234
82% 245 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba OCZ VT180 480GB
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 431 363 472 409 484 408 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 481
Mixed 319
SusWrite 428
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 40.3
170% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 248
217% 322 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
82.4% Excellent
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 27.2
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 25.2
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 110%
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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 13,027 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $880
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