MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 141%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics177% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive255% 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)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:06
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 515
119% 525 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 739
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$660
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
177% Outstanding
Lighting 765
Reflection 490
Parallax 555
213% 603 fps
MRender 254
Gravity 492
Splatting 280
151% 342 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 177%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$169
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
255% Outstanding
Read 2,178
Write 1,437
Mixed 1,251
358% 1,622 MB/s
4K Read 56
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 40.5
207% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 485
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 31.1
128% 290 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 255%
Great: 260%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
69GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
71.8% Very good
Read 144
Write 106
Mixed 104
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.35
99% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 26.9
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 41.2
SC Mixed 30.4
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 97.7%
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 8,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,067
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $945SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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