MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.1% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 02:01
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$283
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 499
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 677
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 745
110% 733 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$180
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Lighting 217
Reflection 186
Parallax 201
65% 201 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 207
Splatting 158
74% 172 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB-$199
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 (93rd percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 468
Write 219
Mixed 292
72% 326 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 24
141% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 293
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 68.2
104% 199 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 87%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
430GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 112
Write 92
Mixed 88.4
73% 97.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.19
52% 0.39 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$149
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 27.2
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 38
SC Mixed 27.7
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 56.5
71% 56.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 98%
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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 5,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,083
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