MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 77.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics76.8% 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 Drive123% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 15:48
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
77.6% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 223
83% 174 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 619
66% 514 Pts
64-Core 611
41% 611 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
76.8% Very good
Lighting 316
Reflection 268
Parallax 296
83% 293 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 281
Splatting 220
77% 233 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$87
348GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 392 418 401 382 380 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 475
Mixed 387
SusWrite 402
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 61.4
199% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 355
267% 357 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 123%
Great: 135%
WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 90 90 84 90 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 90
Write 87.7
Mixed 66
SusWrite 88.5
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 53%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
452GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 134 137 138 137 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 146
Write 131
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 136
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 109%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$60
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 84 74 68 80 75 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
38.3% Below average
Read 58.7
Write 86
Mixed 48
SusWrite 74.6
49% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.1
54% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$61
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
70% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26.4
MC Mixed 20.1
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 26.8
SC Mixed 21.7
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70%
Great: 89%
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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 12,426 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: 60% - Good Total price: $971
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