MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97.4% 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 Drive68.6% 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)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime14.8 Days
Run DateMar 05 '18 at 22:59
Run Duration200 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 537
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 735
109% 730 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Lighting 300
Reflection 296
Parallax 297
92% 297 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 281
Splatting 228
101% 237 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$155
352GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 1,974
Write 1,316
Mixed 1,194
330% 1,495 MB/s
4K Read 57.3
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 49.6
219% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 56.1
DQ Write 403
DQ Mixed 212
169% 224 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 235%
Great: 259%
PNY CS1311 120GB-$50
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
68.6% Good
Read 516
Write 213
Mixed 274
73% 334 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 53.3
4K Mixed 9.31
90% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 9.68
65% 149 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 92%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
6GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 461
Write 97.9
Mixed 102
47% 220 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 8.85
81% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 58.6
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 28
37% 64.4 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 51%
Great: 71%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 122
Write 127
Mixed 119
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.41
100% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 70%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$45
915GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 194
Write 185
Mixed 178
140% 186 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 0.19
81% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
MC Read 28.8
MC Write 31.1
MC Mixed 24.8
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 25.9
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 89%
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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 8,862 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,071
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