MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 70.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive65.7% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateOct 07 '17 at 22:25
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$217
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
70.8% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 106
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 349
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 408
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Gigabyte(1458 36AC) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
43.1% Average
Lighting 148
Reflection 120
Parallax 132
44% 133 fps
MRender 82.2
Gravity 126
Splatting 85.6
42% 98 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD 240GB
66GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 498
Write 215
Mixed 247
70% 320 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 12.8
105% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 25.3
DQ Write 97
DQ Mixed 11.8
23% 44.7 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 81%
INTENSO 128GB
49GB free
Firmware: S9FM02.6 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 297
Write 158
Mixed 234
51% 230 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 60.6
4K Mixed 6.29
86% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 81.2
DQ Mixed 5.76
28% 63.8 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 95%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$54
353GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
63% Good
Read 114
Write 105
Mixed 104
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.25
118% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
128GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 151
Write 141
Mixed 139
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.25
75% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 108%
Seagate D3 Station 2TB
364GB free, PID 6123
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
63.4% Good
Read 182
Write 147
Mixed 136
192% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.22
62% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 35.7
MC Mixed 29.7
93% 32.6 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 33.3
SC Mixed 24.5
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 96%
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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 5,013 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,095
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