MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 93.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime1 Days
Run DateSep 07 '17 at 18:32
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i7-6700K-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 475
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 621
MC Float 705
MC Mixed 671
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Palit(1569 13C0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 195
Reflection 190
Parallax 198
61% 194 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 200
Splatting 137
70% 160 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
82GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Read 517
Write 353
Mixed 393
93% 421 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 20.6
134% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 36
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 47.2
44% 66.3 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 101%
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
57GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 353
Mixed 406
94% 425 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 25.5
142% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 73.4
126% 248 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 101%
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$63
86GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
56.6% Above average
Read 111
Write 85.9
Mixed 78.4
69% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.4
104% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2666 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
45.7% Average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 11.7
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 13.7
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 48%
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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 6,478 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) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,076
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