MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive126% 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.
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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime20.5 Days
Run DateOct 03 '19 at 21:28
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
73.1% Very good
1-Core 102
2-Core 224
75% 163 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 428
59% 429 Pts
64-Core 430
29% 430 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 179
Parallax 196
54% 194 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 190
Splatting 127
53% 157 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 406 463 465 430 473 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 466
Mixed 352
SusWrite 415
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 63
214% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 317
240% 322 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 126%
Great: 135%
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB-$100
238GB free
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 405 441 462 455 465 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 377
Mixed 306
SusWrite 413
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 43.4
172% 69.5 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 291
218% 291 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 27 28 38 83 99 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
34% Below average
Read 67.7
Write 29.8
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 50.7
34% 46.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
128% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G4D26AFEA.16FAD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 36.4
MC Mixed 30.3
95% 33.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 36
SC Mixed 26.1
77% 27.1 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 94%
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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 12,337 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $966
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Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
HDDRAMUSB
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