MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 119%
Desktop 100%
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 98%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics146% 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 Drive106% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 9 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 08:56
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$271
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 477
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 785
MC Mixed 752
111% 742 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 98%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
MaxC: 1531 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
146% Outstanding
Lighting 586
Reflection 306
Parallax 381
150% 424 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 309
Splatting 217
105% 242 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 146%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$174
256GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 409
Mixed 240
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 86.7
4K Mixed 45.3
169% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 76.1
DQ Mixed 51.9
74% 145 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 106%
Great: 119%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB-$64
366GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 84.7
Write 87.7
Mixed 77.7
63% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.44
119% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$140
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 31.5
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 43.1
SC Mixed 31
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 102%
Great: 120%
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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 4,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $933
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