MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 94.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics98% 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 Drive99.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime10.9 Days
Run DateMay 27 '19 at 21:59
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 467
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 726
MC Mixed 690
102% 680 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Lighting 292
Reflection 284
Parallax 330
94% 302 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 281
Splatting 224
101% 235 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 98%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$83
175GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 424 252 159 183 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 409
Write 475
Mixed 381
SusWrite 272
86% 384 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 40.9
149% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 324
246% 330 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 100%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$130
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 33 34 36 37 37 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 489
Mixed 360
SusWrite 64.4
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 55.4
192% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 227
208% 318 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 117%
SSD PLUS 480GB
56GB free
Firmware: Z31000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 270 261 262 269 257 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 358
Mixed 304
SusWrite 278
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 49.2
172% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 194
184% 290 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 41.6
MC Mixed 32.1
107% 37.4 GB/s
SC Read 23.4
SC Write 45.9
SC Mixed 31.5
96% 33.6 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 106%
Great: 114%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 10,534 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $984
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