MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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.
Graphics108% 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 Drive239% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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)
Memory49 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime26.9 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:51
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 above expectations (84th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 500
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 763
MC Mixed 729
108% 722 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 349
Reflection 318
Parallax 329
106% 332 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 317
Splatting 242
110% 255 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 108%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$159
458GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 412
Mixed 418
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 48.6
192% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 48.6
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 114
103% 149 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 112%
Great: 117%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$235
296GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
239% Outstanding
Read 2,215
Write 1,332
Mixed 1,208
349% 1,585 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 30.8
202% 76.4 MB/s
DQ Read 59.1
DQ Write 418
DQ Mixed 193
162% 224 MB/s
Poor: 148%
This bench: 239%
Great: 278%
WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)-$229
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 138
Mixed 132
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.23
106% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 107%
Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB-$108
108GB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 73.6
Write 142
Mixed 73.4
72% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 3.07
4K Mixed 0.35
113% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
78.6% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 30.3
SC Mixed 25.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 122%
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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 4,951 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: $1,098
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