MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive83.7% 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
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime2 Days
Run DateApr 01 '18 at 23:51
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$323
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
84.4% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 406
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 621
92% 619 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
62.8% Good
Lighting 183
Reflection 174
Parallax 189
57% 182 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 180
Splatting 134
67% 156 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 521
Write 324
Mixed 384
91% 410 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 28
122% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 247
DQ Mixed 19.5
50% 98.7 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 98%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$70
1TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 142
Write 124
Mixed 116
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.25
88% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$201
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
71.3% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 22.3
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 22.7
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 125%
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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 8,131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,108
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