MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 143%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics182% 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 Drive278% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory27.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJan 31 '18 at 18:34
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User ISL-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 527
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 755
112% 751 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 105%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$666
Gigabyte(1458 374D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2902 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
182% Outstanding
Lighting 604
Reflection 542
Parallax 676
195% 607 fps
MRender 279
Gravity 581
Splatting 298
172% 386 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 182%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 250GB-$199
109GB free
Firmware: DXT0AB0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 511
Write 245
Mixed 263
74% 339 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 94.3
4K Mixed 13.9
112% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 31.1
90% 197 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 85%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: Unknown
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
278% Outstanding
Read 2,550
Write 1,406
Mixed 1,968
437% 1,975 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 53.7
217% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 590
DQ Write 500
DQ Mixed 256
271% 449 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 278%
Great: 344%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
87GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 71.2
Write 72.7
Mixed 51.2
82% 65 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.12
56% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 28.2
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 36.4
SC Mixed 28.3
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 112%
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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%
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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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