MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 152%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics201% 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 Drive120% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory26.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171009
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 05 '17 at 07:59
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 146
117% 147 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 503
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 719
MC Float 820
MC Mixed 780
116% 773 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 3002 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
201% Outstanding
Lighting 843
Reflection 544
Parallax 697
244% 695 fps
MRender 285
Gravity 559
Splatting 300
169% 381 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 201%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 406
Mixed 414
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 51.7
193% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 120
147% 261 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 120%
Great: 134%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$150
106GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
250% Outstanding
Read 2,006
Write 1,380
Mixed 1,245
342% 1,544 MB/s
4K Read 57.8
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 49.7
224% 82 MB/s
DQ Read 607
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 202
202% 337 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 250%
Great: 258%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
69GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 349
Mixed 360
90% 407 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 28.6
152% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 86.8
124% 233 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 100%
Great: 116%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
740GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 88.9
Write 109
Mixed 90.4
72% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.41
109% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU32GX4M4C3466C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
96.9% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 39
MC Mixed 30.9
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 40.8
SC Mixed 29.5
84% 29.3 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 155%
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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 6,810 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: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,020
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