MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics112% 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 Drive121% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 19:38
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$237
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 499
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 541
MC Mixed 493
74% 498 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$336
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2227 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 356
Reflection 315
Parallax 368
111% 346 fps
MRender 221
Gravity 316
Splatting 244
112% 260 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 112%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 401 410 349 209 143 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 485
Mixed 413
SusWrite 270
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 64.3
218% 77 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 121%
Great: 133%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$85
880GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 158 155 156 156 156 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 115
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 156
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04HEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 24.5
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 22.2
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 78%
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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 8,692 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $979
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