MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics101% 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 Drive144% 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 (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)
Memory24.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 10 '18 at 23:07
Run Duration256 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
72.4% Very good
SC Int 99
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 331
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 348
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 570
84% 561 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 324
Reflection 292
Parallax 307
98% 308 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 293
Splatting 226
103% 240 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$123
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1029 916 264 253 251 245 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
144% Outstanding
Read 986
Write 1,113
Mixed 769
SusWrite 493
189% 840 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 79.7
4K Mixed 47.6
159% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 623
DQ Write 495
DQ Mixed 519
399% 546 MB/s
Poor: 114%
This bench: 144%
Great: 202%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
158GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 357 419 429 431 430 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 451
Mixed 364
SusWrite 398
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 53.6
177% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 318
239% 320 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$94
83GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 148 148 148 147 149 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 466
Write 435
Mixed 344
SusWrite 170
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 51.1
175% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 310
234% 315 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 115%
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$250
259GB free
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 994 1001 850 394 390 368 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 967
Write 958
Mixed 775
SusWrite 666
189% 842 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 46.4
158% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 658
DQ Write 539
DQ Mixed 513
407% 570 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 155%
Great: 236%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 121 123 122 120 120 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 138
Write 124
Mixed 87.8
SusWrite 121
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 87%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$65
648GB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 145 149 149 149 149 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 140
Write 123
Mixed 83
SusWrite 148
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 22.2
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 26.4
SC Mixed 21.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 112%
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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 6,854 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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,030
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