MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 141%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 152%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics176% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive329% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 29 '17 at 13:10
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 554
QC Mixed 542
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 741
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 105%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$666
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
176% Outstanding
Lighting 569
Reflection 545
Parallax 652
185% 588 fps
MRender 285
Gravity 557
Splatting 306
169% 383 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 176%
Great: 176%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
329% Outstanding
Read 2,484
Write 2,255
Mixed 2,187
515% 2,309 MB/s
4K Read 58.1
4K Write 160
4K Mixed 39.3
223% 85.8 MB/s
DQ Read 599
DQ Write 591
DQ Mixed 244
280% 478 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 329%
Great: 328%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
52.3% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 13.1
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 16.7
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 55%
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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 6,831 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,037
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