MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot Drive31.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:40
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
46.3% Average
SC Int 124
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 122
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 86.9
QC Mixed 93.8
46% 198 Pts
MC Int 594
MC Float 198
MC Mixed 649
73% 480 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 102%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
31.6% Below average
Read 495
Write 74.3
Mixed 130
50% 233 MB/s
4K Read 16.7
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.97
27% 6.31 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 98%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
584GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 89.9
Write 84.3
Mixed 61.4
98% 78.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.2
63% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 22.4
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 87%
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 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 6,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,032
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