MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 88%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateDec 05 '17 at 17:50
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
88% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 421
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 615
MC Float 679
MC Mixed 632
96% 642 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 88%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1575 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 198
Parallax 220
69% 214 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 205
Splatting 147
75% 175 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 1TB
424GB free
Firmware: 03.00C06 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 97.2
Write 77.6
Mixed 86.9
66% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.39
100% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
55.4% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 19.2
MC Mixed 15.5
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.2
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 104%
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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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HDDRAMUSB
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