MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 134%
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive335% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory57.5 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 15 '19 at 23:59
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Memory 88.1
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 634
67% 525 Pts
64-Core 636
43% 636 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
80% Excellent
Lighting 323
Reflection 291
Parallax 303
85% 305 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 295
Splatting 228
80% 241 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 80%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
602GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1693 1771 1823 1872 1883 1856 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
335% Outstanding
Read 3,065
Write 1,998
Mixed 1,048
SusWrite 1,816
441% 1,982 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 55.6
198% 69.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,093
DQ Write 745
DQ Mixed 801
630% 879 MB/s
Poor: 109%
This bench: 335%
Great: 367%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$82
791GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 78 84 106 106 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 42.2
Mixed 35
SusWrite 93.2
48% 65.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$681
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
72.6% Very good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.9
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 176%
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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 14,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $970
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