MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive198% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 08:59
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 528
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 779
MC Mixed 742
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 181
Parallax 202
64% 197 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 194
Splatting 124
68% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
157GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,783
Write 793
Mixed 1,045
265% 1,207 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 51.7
221% 83.6 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 130
136% 220 MB/s
Poor: 125%
This bench: 198%
Great: 222%
Crucial C300-CTFDDAC128MAG 128GB
47GB free
Firmware: 0007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 352
Write 135
Mixed 197
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 4.48
107% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 132
DQ Write 29.8
DQ Mixed 21.3
31% 61 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 58%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 145
Mixed 162
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.2
76% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB-$309
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 24.8
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 33.3
SC Mixed 25.6
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 110%
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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 4,998 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,106
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HDDRAMUSB
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