MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 144%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 165%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics176% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive375% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 29 '17 at 14:13
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 540
QC Mixed 519
119% 525 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 761
MC Mixed 740
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
176% Outstanding
Lighting 569
Reflection 553
Parallax 650
185% 591 fps
MRender 287
Gravity 554
Splatting 312
170% 384 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 176%
Great: 180%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
159GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
375% Outstanding
Read 2,926
Write 2,627
Mixed 2,615
607% 2,723 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 50.3
243% 90.8 MB/s
DQ Read 582
DQ Write 577
DQ Mixed 278
292% 479 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 375%
Great: 333%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.5% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 20.3
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.4
66% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 104%
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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 6,785 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $754
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