MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 07 '19 at 15:30
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 124
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 418
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 602
MC Float 678
MC Mixed 653
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 208
Parallax 221
71% 221 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 216
Splatting 166
76% 177 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$80
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 124 132 132 130 133 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 137
Write 130
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 130
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905702-017.A00G 9905678-110.A00G 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
69.7% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 20.7
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 22
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
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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 10,494 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $982
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