MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 87.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.7% 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 Drive81.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 16 '21 at 15:56
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU8%
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 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 above expectations (74th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Memory 92.4
1-Core 136
2-Core 248
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 702
73% 571 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
81.7% Excellent
Lighting 102
Reflection 105
Parallax 100
82% 102 fps
MRender 94
Gravity 103
Splatting 0
81% 65.7 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$90
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 159 109 99 115 92 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 476
Write 335
Mixed 233
SusWrite 128
65% 293 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 79.1
4K Mixed 32.1
138% 49.2 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 244
196% 279 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 104%
Sandisk SD7TN3Q-512G-1006 512GB
412GB free
Firmware: X2180306
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 370 376 377 377 380 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 416
Write 373
Mixed 236
SusWrite 374
79% 350 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 39.6
151% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 143
152% 253 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 100%
WD WD5003AZEX-00S3DA0 750GB
233GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 104 103 103 105 106 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 80.4
Write 70.9
Mixed 54.3
SusWrite 104
57% 77.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
178% 1.37 MB/s
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 64GB-$7
31GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.2 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 38 38 38 32 24 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
24.7% Poor
Read 106
Write 31.8
Mixed 0.2
SusWrite 32.3
43% 42.5 MB/s
4K Read 9.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 1
71% 3.63 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 24.7%
Great: 30%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 20.2
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 21.8
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 18: 3R 1G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
18% 13% 31 109 5 144 31.5" 2560 1440 AOC3201 Q32G1WG4
History:
Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 7,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,020
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