MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 88.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% 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.
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 @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 12:32
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Memory 91.6
1-Core 123
2-Core 222
86% 145 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 649
72% 557 Pts
64-Core 609
41% 609 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
107% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 375
Parallax 399
111% 399 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 403
Splatting 249
107% 297 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 298 301 301 289 278 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 435
Mixed 356
SusWrite 310
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 60.9
208% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 119%
Great: 123%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$67
277GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 356 357 357 357 358 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 476
Mixed 371
SusWrite 370
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 49.1
177% 68.6 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 362
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 113%
Great: 129%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$66
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 106 106 107 107 105 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Read 100
Write 98.5
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 106
67% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
75.7% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.4
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 24.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 110%

 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 3,700 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $973
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HDDRAMUSB
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