MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall percentile is the average of the percentiles for each component in the PC.
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 92.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics176% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost any 3D game at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.6% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '17 at 08:35
Run Duration313 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 420
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 673
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$560
MaxC: 2075 MHz, MaxM: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
176% Outstanding
Lighting 479
Reflection 420
Parallax 426
119% 441 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 456
Splatting 264
234% 326 fps
Poor: 143%
This bench: 176%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$140
446GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 482
Write 333
Mixed 341
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 26.8
113% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 46.8
100% 208 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$67
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 168
Mixed 169
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.18
81% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
hp v165w 8GB
3GB free, PID 5307
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
4.65% Terrible
Read 18.2
Write 4.48
Mixed 5.2
9% 9.29 MB/s
4K Read 4.36
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.002
16% 1.45 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.65%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 16
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75.3%
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 3,970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $155

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,026
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