MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 110%
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 76%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics124% 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 Drive110% 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
2 months ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit farver, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 08:57
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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-$306
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 516
116% 512 Pts
MC Int 636
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 693
103% 689 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 101%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 589
Reflection 289
Parallax 357
156% 412 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 292
Splatting 205
100% 231 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 124%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$148
299GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 414
Mixed 417
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 45.8
166% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 114
135% 238 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB-$56
661GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 107
Write 120
Mixed 113
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.47
122% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$220
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.6
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 30.5
100% 35.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 41.4
SC Mixed 30
89% 31.2 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 121%
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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 6,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,148
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