MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). 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)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 11 '18 at 19:29
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 136
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 443
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 773
MC Mixed 720
107% 716 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
63.3% Good
Lighting 188
Reflection 179
Parallax 196
59% 188 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 179
Splatting 128
66% 154 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 120 119 110 117 124 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 315
Write 206
Mixed 202
SusWrite 122
47% 211 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 37.6
135% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 136
113% 160 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 82%
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB-$37
31GB free
Firmware: Q0518BS
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 435 294 52 52 52 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 410
Mixed 391
SusWrite 219
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 48
176% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 160
136% 192 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
707GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 151 151 154 153 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 157
Mixed 77
SusWrite 152
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 112%
Samsung M3 Portable 1TB
483GB free
Firmware: 1306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 91 91 92 92 93 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 71.5
Write 73.3
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 91.9
52% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 60%
Verbatim STORE N GO 8GB
7GB free, PID 0240
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 17 17 17 17 17 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
9.41% Terrible
Read 28.7
Write 19.8
Mixed 13.7
SusWrite 16.3
25% 19.6 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
25% 2 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 9.41%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$201
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3003 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 30
99% 34.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 38.8
SC Mixed 28
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 97.8%
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 8,141 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,135
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