MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive30.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 22:15
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 450
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 499
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
63.9% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 174
Parallax 194
61% 189 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 186
Splatting 123
66% 153 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$49
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
30.6% Below average
Read 477
Write 62.4
Mixed 67.6
43% 202 MB/s
4K Read 19.3
4K Write 0.04
4K Mixed 0.04
29% 6.46 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 23.6
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 24.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 91%
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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 6,855 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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,030
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