MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 117%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
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 96%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics9.96% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive232% 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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 00:06
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 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 i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
96% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 487
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 721
MC Mixed 682
101% 676 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7977) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
9.96% Terrible
Lighting 24.9
Reflection 31
Parallax 26.6
8% 27.5 fps
MRender 26.3
Gravity 22.1
Splatting 37.5
12% 28.6 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.96%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$586
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1040 997 968 952 929 925 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
232% Outstanding
Read 2,042
Write 1,277
Mixed 804
SusWrite 968
283% 1,273 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 61.4
236% 89.6 MB/s
DQ Read 481
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 251
238% 375 MB/s
Poor: 165%
This bench: 232%
Great: 280%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$60
321GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 124 126 127 127 129 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 130
Write 130
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 127
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 86%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$81
162GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 89 86 94 89 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 129
Write 30.5
Mixed 42.7
SusWrite 88.6
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99% Outstanding
MC Read 35.3
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 30.2
99% 34.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 29.9
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 99%
Great: 105%
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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 6,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,033
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