MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive98.8% 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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime14.2 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '17 at 21:41
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-6700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
79.8% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
88% 109 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 395
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 570
MC Float 644
MC Mixed 611
91% 608 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost-$140
Nvidia(10DE 104C) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
22.1% Poor
Lighting 56.7
Reflection 46
Parallax 73.3
19% 58.7 fps
MRender 52.9
Gravity 66.5
Splatting 47.9
24% 55.8 fps
Poor: 22%
This bench: 22.1%
Great: 27%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
137GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 394
Mixed 406
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 30.6
162% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 47.2
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 26.2
58% 111 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$120
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 119
Write 112
Mixed 111
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 0.94
4K Mixed 0.39
79% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBD1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
70.4% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 20.4
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 20.4
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 74%
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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 6,074 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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: $1,091
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