MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 97.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 08 '17 at 11:07
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 508
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 510
MC Float 543
MC Mixed 524
79% 526 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$508
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 22.19.662.4
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 178
Parallax 276
74% 225 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 204
Splatting 130
69% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
697GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 158
Mixed 139
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.23
83% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT4G4DFS8213.C8FBD1 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
74.9% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 22.1
75% 26.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 23.7
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 78%
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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 5,014 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: $1,093
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