MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 95.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive231% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 13:57
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 130
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 500
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 485
MC Float 536
MC Mixed 505
76% 509 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 549 323 323 321 322 321 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
231% Outstanding
Read 2,090
Write 1,464
Mixed 577
SusWrite 360
248% 1,123 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 193
4K Mixed 58.7
249% 99.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,027
DQ Write 1254
DQ Mixed 974
781% 1,085 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 231%
Great: 235%
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
17GB free
Firmware: 0309
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 174 137 142 164 176 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 462
Write 188
Mixed 223
SusWrite 157
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 30.1
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 20.3
128% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 141
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 57.8
63% 107 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 72%
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
13GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 465
Write 436
Mixed 322
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 46.5
177% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 153
166% 278 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 110%
Samsung HD250HJ 250GB
189GB free
Firmware: FH100-05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 93 93 92 93 93 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 102
Write 94
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 92.5
63% 85.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 56%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 75 74 80 81 80 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 26% Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
79.6% Very good
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 23.3
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 25.3
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 89%
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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 9,516 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,016
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