MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics79.6% 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 Drive112% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 25 '18 at 10:44
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 452
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 458
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
Asus(1043 854A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2253 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Lighting 253
Reflection 214
Parallax 228
75% 232 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 229
Splatting 181
83% 193 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$64
112GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
64% Good
Read 460
Write 136
Mixed 164
55% 253 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 12.5
112% 47.2 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 36.2
52% 95.3 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 64%
Great: 75%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$190
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 452
Mixed 466
106% 476 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 38.8
159% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 134
159% 277 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 112%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
229GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
68.6% Good
Read 117
Write 123
Mixed 103
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.51
103% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 38.7
MC Write 42.3
MC Mixed 30.2
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 30.9
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 104%
Great: 92%
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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 6,865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,030
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