MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.5% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateJan 09 '19 at 23:52
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 159
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 605
QC Mixed 558
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 495
MC Float 622
MC Mixed 575
84% 564 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 197
Parallax 210
68% 211 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 205
Splatting 156
73% 170 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$33
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 341 357 339 345 343 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 431
Write 344
Mixed 248
SusWrite 341
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 14
126% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 173
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 86.2
108% 186 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 87%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 237GB
51GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 117 55 55 55 54 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 425
Mixed 378
SusWrite 82.9
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 51.3
177% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 239
202% 290 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB-$63
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.3
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 26.9
97% 33.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 27.4
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 106%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $927
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