MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 97.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 0 old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '17 at 19:26
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i7-7700K-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 471
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 779
MC Mixed 746
110% 738 Pts
Poor: 89%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 182
Parallax 221
65% 206 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 190
Splatting 130
77% 158 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 240GB-$110
71GB free
Firmware: MU02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 494
Write 249
Mixed 232
71% 325 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 50.3
4K Mixed 23.6
105% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 11.9
DQ Mixed 20.7
43% 95.5 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
442GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 143
Write 150
Mixed 85.7
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.33
97% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42.8% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 15
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 85%
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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 5,738 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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