MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics175% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive58.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 03 '17 at 13:04
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User LBN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 514
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 743
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 103%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
Asus(1043 85F1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2952 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Lighting 579
Reflection 549
Parallax 651
187% 593 fps
MRender 283
Gravity 552
Splatting 294
167% 376 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 175%
Great: 182%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$94
81GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 480
Write 254
Mixed 129
63% 288 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 50
4K Mixed 13
90% 31.2 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 22.2
71% 159 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 70%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
15GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Read 424
Write 119
Mixed 140
49% 228 MB/s
4K Read 11.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 15
99% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 88.2
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 32.2
47% 86.2 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
768GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 153
Mixed 173
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.2
79% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 110%
Seagate ST1000VM002-1CT162 1TB
258GB free
Firmware: SC23 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 115
Write 125
Mixed 113
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.17
58% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90% Outstanding
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 27.6
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 37.3
SC Mixed 28.1
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 90%
Great: 90%
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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 4,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,102
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