MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics82.1% 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 Drive318% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 05:21
Run Duration185 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$273
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Memory 92.7
1-Core 129
2-Core 259
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 683
72% 564 Pts
64-Core 694
47% 694 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82.1% Excellent
Lighting 330
Reflection 297
Parallax 315
87% 314 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 302
Splatting 234
82% 247 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$100
421GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1366 1211 826 827 826 827 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
318% Outstanding
Read 2,432
Write 2,352
Mixed 1,418
SusWrite 980
401% 1,795 MB/s
4K Read 71.2
4K Write 185
4K Mixed 97.6
331% 118 MB/s
DQ Read 1406
DQ Write 1,222
DQ Mixed 1,316
986% 1315 MB/s
Poor: 218%
This bench: 318%
Great: 336%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
714GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 199 199 198 196 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 157
Mixed 87.9
SusWrite 196
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 24.6
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 26.5
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 87%

 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 3,145 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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: 59% - Above average Total price: $973
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HDDRAMUSB
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