MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics139% 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 Drive92.3% 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.
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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 19:19
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 630
70% 538 Pts
64-Core 628
42% 628 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
Zotac(19DA 2471) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 531
Reflection 491
Parallax 618
139% 546 fps
MRender 263
Gravity 538
Splatting 283
139% 361 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 139%
Great: 145%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$63
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 81 85 59 90 91 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 456
Mixed 338
SusWrite 102
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43.3
167% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 182
179% 283 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 29
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 21.6
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 27.3
SC Mixed 23.5
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 92%
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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 13,052 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $904
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