MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics126% 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 Drive119% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory24.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime13.8 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 23:22
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 410
91% 404 Pts
MC Int 608
MC Float 691
MC Mixed 649
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$460
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 419
Reflection 368
Parallax 392
126% 393 fps
MRender 232
Gravity 393
Splatting 240
126% 289 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 126%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 283 305 305 304 307 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 476
Mixed 385
SusWrite 316
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 59.3
208% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 355
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 119%
Great: 124%
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
127GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 350 417 421 421 420 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 469
Mixed 357
SusWrite 412
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.1
199% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 244
216% 323 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 123%
Great: 126%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$148
537GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 446 363 458 465 472 468 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 482
Mixed 466
SusWrite 445
107% 475 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 45.8
195% 73.9 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 123%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 186 188 189 187 188 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 144
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 186
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14D4/8G KHX2133C14/16G KHX2133C14D4/8G 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 16384, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 16.3
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 14.9
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.1
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 75%
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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 7,234 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $966
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HDDRAMUSB
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