MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 10:00
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 410
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 691
MC Mixed 678
98% 657 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
75% Very good
Lighting 236
Reflection 211
Parallax 233
73% 227 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 217
Splatting 148
77% 177 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
452GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 399
Mixed 414
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 61.9
4K Mixed 34.5
134% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 94.4
DQ Mixed 59.5
62% 103 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91%
Great: 125%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 78% Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 23
76% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.3
70% 24.6 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 87%
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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 6,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $987
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $319Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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