MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 143%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics183% 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 Drive226% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 04 '18 at 11:32
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 514
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 741
MC Mixed 706
105% 700 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 100%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
Zotac(19DA 1471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2800 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
183% Outstanding
Lighting 595
Reflection 572
Parallax 684
194% 617 fps
MRender 290
Gravity 587
Splatting 307
175% 394 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 183%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$593
245GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 1,547
Write 1,086
Mixed 1,388
298% 1,340 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 61.7
250% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 602
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 224
235% 394 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 226%
Great: 276%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 156
Mixed 167
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.19
70% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 38.5
MC Mixed 30.9
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 28
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 125%
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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 6,785 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $997
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HDDRAMUSB
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