MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 18:08
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 99.7
SC Mixed 127
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 430
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 649
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 698
104% 696 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 331
Reflection 305
Parallax 318
101% 318 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 302
Splatting 238
107% 250 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,123
Write 903
Mixed 642
266% 1,222 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 179
4K Mixed 58.1
249% 96.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,086
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 379
359% 583 MB/s
Poor: 139% Great: 240%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
3GB free
Firmware: CC26
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 152
Write 148
Mixed 76
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 50% Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$43
17GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 152 150 131 119 111 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Read 153
Write 141
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 137
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$159
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37.1
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 31.9
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 43.6
SC Mixed 32
94% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
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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 8,913 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,073
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