MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% 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 Drive67.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime11.9 Days
Run DateJan 30 '17 at 20:28
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-6500-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
76% Very good
SC Int 86.9
SC Float 95.4
SC Mixed 101
76% 94.5 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 401
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 393
59% 393 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 341
Reflection 301
Parallax 317
103% 320 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 299
Splatting 231
105% 244 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$90
165GB free
Firmware: X41000WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 478
Write 191
Mixed 216
64% 295 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 39.3
4K Mixed 19.2
85% 28.2 MB/s
DQ Read 321
DQ Write 191
DQ Mixed 12.8
75% 175 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 83%
Seagate IronWolf 3TB (2016)-$106
2.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 154
Mixed 145
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.15
73% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$139
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.7% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 12.5
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 12.7
35% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 79%
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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 6,066 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,091
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HDDRAMUSB
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