MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 97.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive111% 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)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 19:16
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i7-7700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 140
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 473
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 625
MC Float 763
MC Mixed 748
106% 712 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 114%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
70.9% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 197
Parallax 208
67% 209 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 207
Splatting 163
74% 173 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
25GB 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 (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 411
Mixed 416
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 42.8
172% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 27.3
93% 206 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 138
Write 155
Mixed 147
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 2.47
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.32
178% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 102%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
588GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
64% Good
Read 111
Write 112
Mixed 99.1
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.16
74% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$206
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
58.4% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 16.7
54% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.8
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58.4%
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 6,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,177
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HDDRAMUSB
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