MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 95.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics85.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 02 '20 at 20:51
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$176
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Memory 97.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 284
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 523
73% 532 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2244 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Lighting 335
Reflection 306
Parallax 360
88% 334 fps
MRender 224
Gravity 311
Splatting 242
86% 259 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$138
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 253 140 177 70 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 468
Write 427
Mixed 80.5
SusWrite 166
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 37.2
121% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 141
126% 195 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 92%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$136
931GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 439 480 455 454 456 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 452
Mixed 434
SusWrite 433
101% 447 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 63.7
214% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 128%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 41.5
MC Mixed 30.1
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 39.3
SC Mixed 31.3
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%

 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 3,063 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: $921
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