MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 Drive129% 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 @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160219
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 28 '18 at 08:44
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (94th 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 i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 544
123% 541 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 534
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 103%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 300
Parallax 316
102% 318 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 302
Splatting 235
106% 247 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 304 307 308 310 307 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 493
Mixed 399
SusWrite 312
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 68.3
238% 86.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 356
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 129%
Great: 122%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$78
349GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 484 489 496 455 295 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 497
Mixed 466
SusWrite 431
108% 478 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 65.9
231% 85.4 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 362
272% 365 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 135%
Great: 129%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 198 199 201 201 200 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 158
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 199
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 115%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2567 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 29.3
92% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 35.9
SC Mixed 26.8
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 86%
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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 7,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $965
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HDDRAMUSB
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