MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 95.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive148% 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
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:46
Run Duration234 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 476
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 715
MC Mixed 679
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 338
Reflection 302
Parallax 347
106% 329 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 305
Splatting 236
107% 249 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$130
204GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
148% Outstanding
Read 1,397
Write 575
Mixed 814
204% 929 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 45.9
170% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 32.4
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 24.3
38% 68.9 MB/s
Poor: 102%
This bench: 148%
Great: 158%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$99
2TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
67% Good
Read 116
Write 118
Mixed 114
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.25
99% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 67%
Great: 66%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
925GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 176
Mixed 161
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1.25
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.27
123% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$62
281GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 117
Write 122
Mixed 115
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.81
4K Mixed 0.21
85% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 110%
JetFlash Transcend 16GB
15GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
24.9% Poor
Read 116
Write 16.3
Mixed 25.4
48% 52.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.09
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.88
86% 2.65 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 26%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3200-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
77.7% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 24.3
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 77.7%
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 6,626 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: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,177
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