MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.1% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory21.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 13 '16 at 07:58
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 117
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 390
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 386
60% 404 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 78%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$225
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 21.21.13.7570
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 182
Parallax 200
62% 198 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 192
Splatting 129
74% 156 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$163
8GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 401
Mixed 415
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 28.1
152% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 45.9
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 28.2
36% 62.5 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 119%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$82
57GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 109
Write 72.5
Mixed 80
66% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.17
86% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 89%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$203
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
67.5% Good
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 22.3
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 18.9
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 115%
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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 4,733 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $939
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