MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 82.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics88.5% 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 Drive114% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 12:47
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 392
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 652
MC Mixed 618
92% 616 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Lighting 275
Reflection 262
Parallax 273
85% 270 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 253
Splatting 202
91% 213 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
267GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 401
Mixed 409
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 48.1
178% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 129
149% 258 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 114%
Great: 117%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$56
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 187
Mixed 182
142% 189 MB/s
4K Read 1.08
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.22
110% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
WD My Passport 0830 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0830
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
17.7% Very poor
Read 90.2
Write 15.6
Mixed 63.3
62% 56.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 0.35
4K Mixed 0.23
22% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$163
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 22.6
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 23.6
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 106%
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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 6,571 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,067
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HDDRAMUSB
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