MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 89.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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 Drive99.7% 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 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)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime9.1 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 23:22
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$306
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 431
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 710
MC Mixed 674
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 348
Reflection 307
Parallax 358
109% 337 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 311
Splatting 237
108% 252 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
40GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 528
Write 372
Mixed 416
97% 439 MB/s
4K Read 32.5
4K Write 88.6
4K Mixed 33.9
139% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 66.5
114% 226 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 100%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
210GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64% Good
Read 111
Write 112
Mixed 108
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.33
119% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 64%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 23.9
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 25.4
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 97%
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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 6,924 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,148
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