MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 80.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics80.8% 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 Drive53.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime11.4 Days
Run DateOct 10 '19 at 12:46
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 242
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 640
69% 534 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 95%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7977) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
7.11% Terrible
Lighting 24.6
Reflection 30.5
Parallax 25.4
6% 26.8 fps
MRender 25.3
Gravity 21.7
Splatting 36.1
8% 27.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.11%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Lighting 316
Reflection 281
Parallax 333
82% 310 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 298
Splatting 230
79% 245 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 480GB
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 39 28 83 155 4.3 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 456
Write 372
Mixed 296
SusWrite 118
69% 311 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 19.4
79% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 88.6
DQ Mixed 42.2
48% 82.2 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 59%
Maxtor 6V160E0 160GB
164GB free
Firmware: VA111900
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 113 112 113 112 112 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 120
Write 116
Mixed 56
SusWrite 114
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 39%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$35
234GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 155 156 157 156 158 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 123
Write 76
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 156
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
79.1% Very good
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 22.5
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 25.1
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 90%
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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 11,993 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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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