MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Gaming 112%
Desktop 152%
Workstation 102%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 97.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% 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 Drive323% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 18 '17 at 18:32
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 468
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 649
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 740
106% 710 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 349
Reflection 292
Parallax 327
105% 322 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 317
Splatting 240
110% 254 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
49GB free
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
323% Outstanding
Read 2,774
Write 1,537
Mixed 1,816
451% 2,042 MB/s
4K Read 56.9
4K Write 212
4K Mixed 75.6
295% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 672
DQ Write 604
DQ Mixed 294
314% 523 MB/s
Poor: 209%
This bench: 323%
Great: 295%
WD Green 2TB (2009)-$88
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
47.7% Average
Read 97.8
Write 68.1
Mixed 83.5
63% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.28
89% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 59%
22GB free
Firmware: 1A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
42.4% Average
Read 77.6
Write 69.9
Mixed 71.8
55% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.33
93% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 50%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$249
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
117% Outstanding
MC Read 43.8
MC Write 47.2
MC Mixed 32.6
118% 41.2 GB/s
SC Read 25.6
SC Write 50.7
SC Mixed 34.7
106% 37 GB/s
Latency 42.9
93% 42.9 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 117%
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 7,844 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 65%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,208
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