MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 114%
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 76%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics136% 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 Drive114% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 19:43
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 as expected (55th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 129
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 447
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 633
MC Float 730
MC Mixed 680
102% 681 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Lighting 445
Reflection 392
Parallax 465
140% 434 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 420
Splatting 252
134% 304 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 136%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
149GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 407
Mixed 419
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 46.1
179% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 119
142% 249 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 127
Write 181
Mixed 122
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 5.32
4K Mixed 0.62
197% 2.21 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 104%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
2TB free, PID 0200
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 105
Write 108
Mixed 69.2
118% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.2
61% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$220
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 30
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 30.6
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,168
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