MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 83.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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 Drive117% 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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 17:36
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 392
88% 391 Pts
MC Int 597
MC Float 677
MC Mixed 667
97% 647 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 323
Reflection 289
Parallax 303
98% 305 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 294
Splatting 228
104% 241 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 399
Mixed 401
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 50.4
186% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 129
150% 261 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 117%
Great: 135%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 130
Write 110
Mixed 115
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.16
81% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 66%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
248GB free, PID a00d
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
31.5% Below average
Read 74.4
Write 72.3
Mixed 48.6
81% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.15
60% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 31.5%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 40.1
MC Mixed 30.9
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 26.5
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 97.4%
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 8,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,187
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