MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics81.4% 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 Drive97.2% 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.
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.
Run History
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory25 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 02 '19 at 02:37
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 463
65% 472 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7977) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
6.72% Terrible
Lighting 24.5
Reflection 30.9
Parallax 25.8
6% 27.1 fps
MRender 25.8
Gravity 22.1
Splatting 37.3
7% 28.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.72%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Lighting 324
Reflection 292
Parallax 306
85% 307 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 301
Splatting 231
82% 244 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$86
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 328 133 150 119 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 452
Mixed 370
SusWrite 224
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 42.2
160% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 201
191% 299 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$58
571GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 144 147 148 145 147 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
Read 159
Write 118
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 146
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 115%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 8TB
5TB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 155 157 159 159 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 122
Write 133
Mixed 106
SusWrite 158
96% 130 MB/s
4K Read 5.3
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.7
363% 3.17 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 81%
Great: 93%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
858GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 91 92 93 93 92 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 63.3
Write 94.2
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 91.5
56% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$50
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 209 206 218 220 220 218 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 189
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 215
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
231% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
MC Read 34.1
MC Write 38
MC Mixed 31.4
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 39.8
SC Mixed 28.8
85% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 114%
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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 12,984 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $924
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