MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1024 x 600 - 32 Bit colori, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171009
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 00:01
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i5-6600K-$188
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 495
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 489
MC Mixed 501
74% 492 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Lighting 294
Reflection 280
Parallax 302
92% 292 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 276
Splatting 225
100% 234 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
38GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 414
Mixed 419
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 49
188% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 105
139% 254 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 118%
Great: 116%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$84
397GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 131
Write 92.5
Mixed 105
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.26
93% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$196
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 29
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 25
77% 27.1 GB/s
Latency 59.3
67% 59.3 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 90%
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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 5,776 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,115
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $294AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $106
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $200Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $40
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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