MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive89.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 06:03
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
73.9% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 68.4
74% 91.9 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 437
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 461
MC Mixed 438
65% 435 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
59.6% Above average
Lighting 172
Reflection 178
Parallax 207
57% 185 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 176
Splatting 133
62% 143 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$78
100GB free
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
256% Outstanding
Read 2,611
Write 1,220
Mixed 1,333
378% 1,721 MB/s
4K Read 58.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 55.7
226% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 62.5
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 171
139% 188 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 256%
Great: 271%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 507
Write 402
Mixed 408
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 25.3
143% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 85
DQ Mixed 24.7
30% 51.4 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
783GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 150
Write 138
Mixed 141
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.28
100% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 29
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 28.3
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 105%
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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 7,721 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $957
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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