MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 84.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory18.7 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150821
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 13 '17 at 08:24
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
SC Int 132
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 400
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 493
74% 491 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$57
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 399
Reflection 390
Parallax 402
124% 397 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 369
Splatting 254
125% 288 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 124%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$79
55GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 413
Mixed 415
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 44.8
181% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 99.7
137% 254 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 116%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
927GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 182
Mixed 164
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1.31
4K Write 2.95
4K Mixed 0.34
148% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
183GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
70% Very good
Read 127
Write 117
Mixed 108
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.26
4K Mixed 0.27
94% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK8GX4M2B3200C16 0118 8GBF2X04JEEE35-12-K 0215 CMK8GX4M2B3200C16 0118 8GBF2X04JEEE35-12-K 24GB
2520, 2520, 2520, 2520 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
80.8% Excellent
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 27.8
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 32.2
SC Mixed 24.1
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 60.1
67% 60.1 ns
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 5,359 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,118
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