MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.8% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 12 '18 at 23:09
Run Duration219 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 514
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 516
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1594 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.24
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
71.1% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 196
Parallax 215
69% 213 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 210
Splatting 138
73% 167 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SP600 256GB
92GB free
Firmware: 6.3E Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 309
Mixed 373
87% 395 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 32.3
153% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 35.2
97% 207 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 89%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$75
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 169
Mixed 165
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.22
87% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 110%
Generic Flash Disk 16GB
15GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 3% Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 33.3
MC Mixed 27.2
87% 30.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 26.7
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 59.3
67% 59.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 87%
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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 7,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,187
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