MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 Drive113% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1 Days
Run DateApr 11 '17 at 00:10
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$315
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 425
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 701
MC Mixed 665
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$366
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 342
Reflection 302
Parallax 318
100% 321 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 298
Splatting 232
107% 244 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
177GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 416
Mixed 421
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 45.7
172% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 121
140% 245 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 113%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$98
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 180
Mixed 160
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.26
92% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 103%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 24
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 119%
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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 5,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,027
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $366Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $297AMD RX 480 $608Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
Intel Core i5-7600K $233Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $243Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $169
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $696SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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