MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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 Drive99.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory25.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 01:26
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 i7-6700-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
72% Very good
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 98.9
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 355
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 525
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 553
84% 563 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 72%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 303
Parallax 352
104% 328 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 306
Splatting 239
108% 251 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 106%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
46GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 391
Mixed 405
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 39.1
146% 49.1 MB/s
DQ Read 291
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 105
118% 202 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 115%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$180
3TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 174
Mixed 167
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 4.54
4K Mixed 0.39
160% 1.91 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 101%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
217GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 131
Write 116
Mixed 118
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.18
65% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-8GRR 0420 F4-2400C15-8GRR 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 0215 CMK16GX4M2A2400C14 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
69.3% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 20.6
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 78.2
51% 78.2 ns
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 7,279 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,219
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