MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics94.5% 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 Drive239% 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
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 21 '19 at 18:56
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 459
63% 460 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Lighting 364
Reflection 336
Parallax 396
96% 365 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 360
Splatting 236
95% 266 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$199
206GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 811 839 917 922 926 926 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
239% Outstanding
Read 2,061
Write 926
Mixed 741
SusWrite 890
255% 1,155 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 156
4K Mixed 57.6
233% 88.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1096
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 378
366% 601 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 239%
Great: 238%
Patriot Blaze 240GB-$50
223GB free
Firmware: S8FM07.9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 295 310 312 302 313 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 504
Write 315
Mixed 220
SusWrite 301
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 19.3
126% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 58.1
79% 141 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 83%
Crucial MX500 1TB-$100
931GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 381 444 460 463 463 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 447
Mixed 430
SusWrite 425
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 62.9
204% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 306
244% 341 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 126%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
931GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 176 188 188 171 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 129
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 176
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
163% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 40.4
MC Mixed 32.7
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 43.4
SC Mixed 30.3
91% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 103%
Great: 104%
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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 12,329 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: 61% - Good Total price: $965
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