MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics93.5% 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 Drive95.4% 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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 21 '20 at 18:07
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Memory 88.1
1-Core 123
2-Core 238
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 638
67% 522 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
93.5% Outstanding
Lighting 118
Reflection 131
Parallax 111
96% 120 fps
MRender 92.8
Gravity 116
Splatting 98.7
91% 103 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingdian S400 120GB
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0103C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 220 110 71 71 62 62 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 378
Mixed 377
SusWrite 99.3
76% 339 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 50.1
176% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 91.6
133% 247 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 94%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$52
676GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8R0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 161 159 171 179 178 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 161
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 169
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 107%
WD Purple Surveillance 3TB (2017)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 145 145 143 145 148 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 126
Write 133
Mixed 68.4
SusWrite 144
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL15-15-15 D4-300 8313 CL15-15-15 D4-3000 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
75% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.3
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 24
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns

 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 8,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $982
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