MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 88%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). 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)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 23 '19 at 14:19
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
88% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 123
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 427
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 639
MC Float 771
MC Mixed 704
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 88%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
63.1% Good
Lighting 188
Reflection 180
Parallax 196
59% 188 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 181
Splatting 128
66% 153 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$78
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 508
Write 476
Mixed 396
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 60.1
208% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 357
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 125%
Sandisk U100 32GB
26GB free
Firmware: 10.56.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 103 108 109 110 109 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
40.4% Average
Read 436
Write 110
Mixed 65.2
SusWrite 108
39% 180 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 13.8
4K Mixed 12
51% 14.8 MB/s
DQ Read 32.8
DQ Write 13.1
DQ Mixed 14.7
13% 20.2 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 40%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
438GB free
Firmware: CC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 113 112 116 113 112 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 136
Write 97
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 113
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
126% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$96
748GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 93 86 89 97 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 98.2
Write 84.5
Mixed 53.2
SusWrite 92.1
60% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 41.9
MC Mixed 32.5
105% 36.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 40.2
SC Mixed 30
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 8,769 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $953
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