MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 75%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 94.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics87.8% 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 Drive205% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '21 at 18:40
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (93rd 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Memory 95.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 734
80% 620 Pts
64-Core 731
49% 731 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
Nvidia(10DE 1151) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1595 MHz, MLim: 1822 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Lighting 110
Reflection 125
Parallax 111
89% 115 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 108
Splatting 99.4
87% 104 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kioxia-exceria SSD 250GB
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFA12.7
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1032 810 357 354 347 358 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
205% Outstanding
Read 1,265
Write 1,220
Mixed 1112
SusWrite 543
232% 1,035 MB/s
4K Read 54.1
4K Write 161
4K Mixed 65.1
250% 93.3 MB/s
DQ Read 810
DQ Write 1,204
DQ Mixed 769
648% 927 MB/s
Poor: 104%
This bench: 205%
Great: 197%
Hitachi HCS5C2020ALA632 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: ML6OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 127 127 127 127 128 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 126
Write 125
Mixed 72.6
SusWrite 127
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
MC Read 36.4
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 26.3
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 29.8
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 103%

 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 7,605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 70%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,035
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