MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 85%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.3% 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 Drive208% 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)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 08 '19 at 11:11
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
85% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 678
73% 568 Pts
64-Core 644
43% 644 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85%
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: 431.36
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Lighting 372
Reflection 363
Parallax 380
98% 372 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 380
Splatting 243
100% 276 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP EX900 NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$48
192GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1115D0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 799 662 251 150 277 219 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
208% Outstanding
Read 1,699
Write 1,120
Mixed 1,029
SusWrite 393
235% 1,060 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 214
4K Mixed 51.2
258% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 749
DQ Write 1,039
DQ Mixed 542
508% 777 MB/s
Poor: 104%
This bench: 208%
Great: 203%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 169 148 146 172 200 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 95.8
Write 131
Mixed 54.1
SusWrite 170
82% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 7.3
4K Mixed 1.1
287% 3.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 114%
5GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.6 4.4 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
4.13% Terrible
Read 14.2
Write 3.5
Mixed 4.7
SusWrite 4.3
7% 6.68 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
18% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.13%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2800 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 35.7
MC Mixed 25.3
92% 32.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 28.7
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 103%
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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 13,387 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $886
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