MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 Drive74.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 29 '17 at 03:22
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 418
96% 421 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 444
MC Mixed 446
65% 434 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 341
Reflection 290
Parallax 315
102% 315 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 292
Splatting 228
103% 240 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$90
94GB free
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 479
Write 288
Mixed 311
79% 359 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 58.1
4K Mixed 21.7
97% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 228
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 32.8
67% 139 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 81%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
962GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 140
Write 142
Mixed 152
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.24
82% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 14.2
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 15.9
SC Mixed 14.4
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 88%
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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 5,746 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) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,163
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