MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics159% 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 Drive79.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 02:03
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 (36th percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 109
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 413
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 401
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
159% Outstanding
Lighting 504
Reflection 505
Parallax 608
167% 539 fps
MRender 256
Gravity 507
Splatting 278
154% 347 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 159%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$82
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 368 294 215 112 82 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 472
Write 442
Mixed 332
SusWrite 241
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 50.9
4K Mixed 30.3
106% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 243
199% 285 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$80
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 155 184 178 191 194 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 149
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 183
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$103
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 25.3
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 22.3
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 70.7
56% 70.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 97%
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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 8,769 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $953
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