MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% 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 Drive99.3% 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.
Run History
9 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime8.4 Days
Run DateMay 22 '17 at 07:25
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
77.3% Very good
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 408
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 407
61% 408 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.89
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 340
Reflection 299
Parallax 311
102% 317 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 303
Splatting 229
106% 246 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
168GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 394
Mixed 404
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 37.8
160% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 44.6
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 26.4
57% 109 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
447GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 161
Mixed 137
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.95
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.32
100% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$152
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.1% Average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 12.9
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 76.7
52% 76.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 79%
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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 5,411 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,100
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