MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
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 89.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive64.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 11 '18 at 23:11
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU8%

 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-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 448
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 689
MC Mixed 657
97% 651 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$329
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 291
Parallax 297
99% 307 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 279
Splatting 212
98% 228 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 70 60 66 74 63 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 268
Write 126
Mixed 159
SusWrite 70.1
34% 156 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 35.9
146% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 90.6
DQ Write 127
DQ Mixed 104
80% 107 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 72%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
385GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 130 130 130 131 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 152
Write 134
Mixed 29.3
SusWrite 130
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
349% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.7% Average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.7
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 13.5
38% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 104%
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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 7,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $954
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