MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 147%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics111% 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 Drive302% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:44
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 482
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 718
MC Float 810
MC Mixed 769
114% 766 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 100%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 360
Reflection 316
Parallax 333
108% 336 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 323
Splatting 249
112% 261 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 111%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
153GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
302% Outstanding
Read 2,859
Write 1,600
Mixed 1,907
468% 2,122 MB/s
4K Read 57.1
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 43.4
255% 105 MB/s
DQ Read 57.8
DQ Write 617
DQ Mixed 43
121% 239 MB/s
Poor: 205%
This bench: 302%
Great: 320%
WD Green 2TB (2009)-$99
814GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 74.6
Write 81
Mixed 80.5
59% 78.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.24
81% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 59%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
112GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
41.6% Average
Read 71.9
Write 72.8
Mixed 68.2
53% 71 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.33
92% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
117% Outstanding
MC Read 43.6
MC Write 46.5
MC Mixed 32.6
117% 40.9 GB/s
SC Read 25.9
SC Write 50.8
SC Mixed 33.2
105% 36.6 GB/s
Latency 41.8
96% 41.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 117%
Great: 118%
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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 4,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,095
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