MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics10.1% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive101% 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 (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime10 Days
Run DateMar 25 '17 at 12:43
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 463
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 476
70% 467 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
Asus(1043 848A) 2GB
MaxC: 1071 MHz, MaxM: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
10.1% Very poor
Lighting 26.9
Reflection 22
Parallax 33.2
9% 27.4 fps
MRender 28.8
Gravity 29.4
Splatting 26.8
15% 28.3 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 10.1%
Great: 12%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$88
6GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 405
Mixed 412
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 25.2
144% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 71.8
116% 224 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
Great: 115%
Samsung STORY Station 1TB
410GB free, PID 5f05
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 13% Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 25.7
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 23.3
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 92%
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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 4,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $939
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