MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 91.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76.7% 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 (72nd 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-$282
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Memory 97.1
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 694
75% 581 Pts
64-Core 690
46% 690 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
76.7% Very good
Lighting 292
Reflection 284
Parallax 330
77% 302 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 281
Splatting 224
77% 235 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$290
175GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 424 252 159 183 177 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd 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: 63%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 99%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$75
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: 116%
SSD PLUS 480GB
56GB free
Firmware: Z31000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 270 261 262 269 257 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd 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: 58%
This bench: 105%
Great: 107%
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 (74th 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: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 116%

 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 3,039 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: 64% - Good Total price: $917
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