MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73.1% 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)
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 25 '20 at 22:21
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Memory 89.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 425
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Lighting 324
Reflection 293
Parallax 306
85% 308 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 303
Splatting 234
82% 248 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM03B1Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 273 275 317 291 240 239 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 405
Write 333
Mixed 248
SusWrite 272
70% 315 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 64.7
4K Mixed 27.1
104% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 274
DQ Write 103
DQ Mixed 151
122% 176 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 85%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$49
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 116 116 116 116 115 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 118
Write 111
Mixed 77
SusWrite 114
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 68%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$73
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 134 134 134 135 133 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Read 124
Write 120
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 132
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 96%
BUFFALO USB Flash Disk 4GB
4GB free, PID 0098
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 23 23 23 23 23 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
14.1% Very poor
Read 37.5
Write 22.2
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 23
33% 25.8 MB/s
4K Read 13
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.4
69% 4.53 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 14.1%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
77.8% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 25.5
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23.1
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.8%
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 15,644 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $991
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