MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics100% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.5% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 04:54
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 508
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 726
108% 722 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$335
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Lighting 321
Reflection 283
Parallax 331
100% 312 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 283
Splatting 223
100% 233 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 100%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$87
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 501
Write 254
Mixed 272
75% 343 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 78.8
4K Mixed 15.5
118% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 41.6
92% 195 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
392GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 142
Write 143
Mixed 132
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.18
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.36
128% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
79.5% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 31
MC Mixed 24.2
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 24.4
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 109%
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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 7,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $965
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $67
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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