MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). 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)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 23:23
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 406
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 421
64% 424 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$335
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 298
Parallax 347
106% 328 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 294
Splatting 228
104% 241 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
287GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 144
Mixed 125
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.3
102% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$121
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 21.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 21.2
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 80%
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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 7,802 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $963
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