MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 134%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics171% 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 Drive150% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:07
Run Duration225 Seconds
Run User LBN-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 (94th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 507
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 678
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 740
109% 731 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$690
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2952 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
171% Outstanding
Lighting 555
Reflection 539
Parallax 644
182% 579 fps
MRender 278
Gravity 537
Splatting 286
163% 367 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 171%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
112GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 443
Write 137
Mixed 134
52% 238 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 14.7
118% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 94.2
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 26.8
45% 85.6 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 73%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$58
51GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
67.5% Good
Read 464
Write 259
Mixed 130
62% 284 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 43.2
4K Mixed 11.9
80% 27.5 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 29.7
75% 162 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 89%
Samsung MZVLW128HEGR-000H1 128GB
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXB73H1Q
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
150% Outstanding
Read 887
Write 625
Mixed 693
163% 735 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 59.5
192% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 529
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 78.5
133% 268 MB/s
Poor: 111%
This bench: 150%
Great: 195%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
666GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 168
Write 144
Mixed 148
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.19
69% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 117%
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$39
181GB free
Firmware: 0001SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
50.8% Above average
Read 86.4
Write 90.8
Mixed 87.3
66% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 0.64
4K Mixed 0.13
42% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 59%
Seagate ST1000VM002-1CT162 1TB
143GB free
Firmware: SC23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 107
Write 117
Mixed 91.3
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.17
59% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 24.9
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.2
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 92%
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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 8,492 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: $1,077
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