MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics116% 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 Drive176% 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)
Memory8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime11.7 Days
Run DateAug 09 '18 at 17:07
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 430
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 600
MC Float 681
MC Mixed 655
96% 645 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$419
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 384
Reflection 346
Parallax 391
120% 373 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 358
Splatting 231
114% 261 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 116%
Great: 129%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 848 635 454 393 357 336 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
176% Outstanding
Read 1,514
Write 1122
Mixed 898
SusWrite 504
225% 1,010 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 54.8
197% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 700
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 574
416% 546 MB/s
Poor: 128%
This bench: 176%
Great: 242%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$32
30GB free
Firmware: CC68
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 107 95 84 84 77 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 118
Write 120
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 92.4
73% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 71%
Seagate BUP Mac SL 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 90 91 91 92 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 67.2
Write 91.3
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 90.5
56% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4
4K Mixed 0.5
159% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$152
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
41.4% Average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 12.1
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 14.5
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.4%
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 8,524 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,067
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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