MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive292% 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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:05
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 (85th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 478
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 741
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
292% Outstanding
Read 2,696
Write 1,451
Mixed 1,688
429% 1,945 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 184
4K Mixed 48.5
248% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 547
DQ Write 469
DQ Mixed 191
230% 402 MB/s
Poor: 174%
This bench: 292%
Great: 284%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$57
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 152
Mixed 177
125% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.22
76% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 35.8
MC Mixed 25.9
93% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 36.7
SC Mixed 30.4
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 50.5
79% 50.5 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 103%
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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 8,136 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: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,108
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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