MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 102%
Desktop 100%
Workstation 76%
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.
Graphics104% 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 Drive106% 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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:43
Run Duration106 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-$323
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 499
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 770
MC Mixed 738
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 338
Reflection 300
Parallax 318
102% 319 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 300
Splatting 233
106% 246 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
68GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 405
Mixed 412
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 36.5
178% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 47.9
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 104
98% 145 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$98
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 145
Write 170
Mixed 137
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 5.25
4K Mixed 0.5
178% 2.12 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.1% Very good
MC Read 29.2
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 21.3
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 24.2
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 109%
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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 6,915 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,165
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