MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics89.3% 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 Drive291% 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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 02:56
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
82.9% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 248
90% 189 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 672
71% 555 Pts
64-Core 679
46% 679 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Asus(1043 8623) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Lighting 349
Reflection 327
Parallax 357
90% 344 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 360
Splatting 234
88% 265 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$90
319GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 892 586 594 613 586 595 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
291% Outstanding
Read 2,555
Write 2,356
Mixed 1,596
SusWrite 644
399% 1,788 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 88.7
295% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,396
DQ Write 1,201
DQ Mixed 1,286
967% 1,295 MB/s
Poor: 201%
This bench: 291%
Great: 328%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$34
92GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 115 115 115 116 121 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 334
Write 166
Mixed 234
SusWrite 126
48% 215 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 54.2
4K Mixed 18.4
79% 30.1 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 19.8
50% 108 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 86%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$75
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 167 168 169 168 171 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 130
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 167
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 98%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 64GB-$8
31GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 19 19 19 19 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
23.3% Poor
Read 111
Write 47
Mixed 5.7
SusWrite 19.9
48% 45.9 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
43% 3.6 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 23.3%
Great: 28%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04HEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 27
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 25.8
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 78%
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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 11,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $919
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HDDRAMUSB
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