MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive260% 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '17 at 16:14
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 54%

 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-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 147
117% 146 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 591
QC Mixed 553
126% 559 Pts
MC Int 736
MC Float 835
MC Mixed 797
118% 790 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 110%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$375
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
69.9% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 180
Parallax 265
67% 213 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 188
Splatting 131
73% 155 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
223GB free
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Read 513
Write 198
Mixed 210
67% 307 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 18.7
119% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 44.9
68% 127 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 76%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
167GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
260% Outstanding
Read 2,799
Write 1,198
Mixed 1,352
390% 1,783 MB/s
4K Read 61.7
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 29.2
222% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 63.1
DQ Write 469
DQ Mixed 30.4
93% 187 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 260%
Great: 267%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
524GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Read 154
Write 152
Mixed 119
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.26
89% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$50
365GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
66% Good
Read 112
Write 118
Mixed 111
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.54
122% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 42.8
MC Mixed 32.1
108% 37.7 GB/s
SC Read 23.4
SC Write 45.4
SC Mixed 32.5
96% 33.8 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
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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 5,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,075
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