MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 94.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics110% 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 Drive117% 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 12:38
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU4%
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 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Memory 96.6
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 670
77% 586 Pts
64-Core 670
45% 670 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
110% Outstanding
Lighting 139
Reflection 144
Parallax 136
115% 139 fps
MRender 112
Gravity 134
Splatting 107
68% 118 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 110%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 299 297 301 300 299 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 466
Mixed 369
SusWrite 314
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 61.3
201% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 117%
Great: 124%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$53
277GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 433 362 361 363 363 362 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 482
Mixed 380
SusWrite 374
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 66.2
227% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 129%
Great: 131%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 107 107 107 105 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 89.8
Write 99.8
Mixed 81
SusWrite 106
70% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 42.5
MC Mixed 31.6
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 43.8
SC Mixed 31
93% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%

 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 4,841 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $904
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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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