MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics61.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive51.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 14:10
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7400-$185
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Memory 90.8
1-Core 97
2-Core 201
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 356
46% 343 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.3% Good
Lighting 240
Reflection 209
Parallax 225
63% 225 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 226
Splatting 177
62% 186 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LS 120GB-$86
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S9FM02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 60 67 68 71 65 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 480
Write 70.8
Mixed 152
SusWrite 66.2
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 65.6
4K Mixed 10.7
85% 33.4 MB/s
DQ Read 78.6
DQ Write 92
DQ Mixed 2.3
25% 57.6 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 73%
WD WD40EJRX-89T1XY0 4TB
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 165 168 169 170 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 150
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 168
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.1
211% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 102%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$90
358GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 122 125 125 129 129 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 133
Write 121
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 126
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 87%
WD Elements 1TB
718GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 106 106 106 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
45% Average
Read 106
Write 108
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 106
128% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
100% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 45%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
MC Read 32.9
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 31.7
99% 34.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 26.8
75% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 3,051 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $917
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