MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 83.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive225% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colori, 1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 19 '19 at 20:38
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$227
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
83.1% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 427
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 434
65% 435 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$150
Sapphire(1DA2 E366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1244 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.5.1
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
63.2% Good
Lighting 185
Reflection 164
Parallax 240
63% 196 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 179
Splatting 124
63% 146 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDS250G3X0C-00SJG0 250GB
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 102000WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 535 427 426 426 429 430 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 1,672
Write 1,419
Mixed 1278
SusWrite 446
269% 1,204 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 202
4K Mixed 77.9
284% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 844
DQ Write 1,128
DQ Mixed 798
655% 924 MB/s
Poor: 136%
This bench: 225%
Great: 229%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 480GB
446GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 600 235 334 333 312 312 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 1,046
Write 875
Mixed 532
SusWrite 354
156% 702 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 34.9
126% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 243
206% 297 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 117%
Great: 165%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.2% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.7
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22.4
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 105%
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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 10,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $982
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