MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.2% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory24.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 26 '18 at 04:49
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
81.8% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 429
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 454
MC Mixed 428
65% 434 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
Zotac(19DA 1445) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Lighting 268
Reflection 247
Parallax 262
82% 259 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 285
Splatting 225
102% 238 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
105GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 497
Write 328
Mixed 338
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 68.3
4K Mixed 24.5
131% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 43.3
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 73.9
73% 110 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 126%
Seagate Desktop HDD 6TB (2015)-$190
2TB free
Firmware: DN02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 62% Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x16GB-$215
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.6% Average
MC Read 14
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 12.7
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 13.7
SC Mixed 13
37% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 78.3
51% 78.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 80%
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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 7,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $965
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