MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics52.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive124% 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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 10:46
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Memory 89.9
1-Core 106
2-Core 198
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 398
52% 387 Pts
64-Core 366
25% 366 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
52.7% Above average
Lighting 67.1
Reflection 67.3
Parallax 60.2
54% 64.9 fps
MRender 69.3
Gravity 62.1
Splatting 52.1
51% 61.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$50
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 258 322 317 319 318 317 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 463
Mixed 371
SusWrite 308
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 64.5
221% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 124%
Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.8% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 13.1
40% 14.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 15
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 42.8%
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 8,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $960
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