MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 96%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.4% 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.
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 (31%). 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)
Memory6.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150715
Uptime17.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '16 at 14:30
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
96% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 508
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 496
MC Float 529
MC Mixed 509
77% 511 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 96%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.70
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
65.9% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 178
Parallax 202
62% 196 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 196
Splatting 128
78% 160 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
78GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 330
Mixed 396
92% 416 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 21.1
137% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 20.9
77% 167 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 97%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$68
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 164
Mixed 163
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.23
105% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 100%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 33.4
MC Mixed 29.1
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 33.6
SC Mixed 26.7
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 86%
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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 5,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,026
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