MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 89.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:40
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 429
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 690
101% 672 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 217
Reflection 183
Parallax 194
64% 198 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 203
Splatting 155
73% 169 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$182
62GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 511
Write 247
Mixed 279
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 23.4
132% 50.3 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 69.2
99% 186 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85%
Great: 86%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
429GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 108
Write 85.5
Mixed 86.3
70% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.19
54% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
81.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 24.5
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 25.5
74% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 62
65% 62 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 96%
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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 6,463 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,092
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