MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 141%
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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive269% 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
6 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 21:29
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU3%

 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-$328
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 513
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 743
MC Float 846
MC Mixed 801
119% 797 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 188
Reflection 178
Parallax 264
67% 210 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 187
Splatting 130
66% 153 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 72%
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
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 436
Write 204
Mixed 249
65% 296 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 18.2
119% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 149
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 46.1
66% 121 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 82%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$111
156GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
269% Outstanding
Read 2,797
Write 1,228
Mixed 1,380
395% 1,802 MB/s
4K Read 60.6
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 31.8
210% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 534
DQ Write 420
DQ Mixed 191
221% 382 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 269%
Great: 236%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
522GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Read 159
Write 147
Mixed 126
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.25
87% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
355GB free
Firmware: 17.01H17 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 114
Write 119
Mixed 110
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.37
108% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$198
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3467 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 39
MC Write 43.3
MC Mixed 33.4
110% 38.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 47.9
SC Mixed 33
94% 33 GB/s
Latency 49.1
82% 49.1 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
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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 8,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,154
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