MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics28% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive124% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 01 '19 at 14:43
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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-$302
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 418
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 699
MC Mixed 676
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 360-$98
Gigabyte(1458 22C7) 2GB
CLim: 1200 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.12.3
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
28% Poor
Lighting 78.2
Reflection 85.1
Parallax 101
27% 88 fps
MRender 58.5
Gravity 72.5
Splatting 76.3
29% 69.1 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 28%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$49
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 389 278 275 271 268 265 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 459
Write 389
Mixed 379
SusWrite 291
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 66.3
232% 84.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 124%
Great: 124%
Toshiba DT01ABA300V 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: MZ6O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 156 159 158 160 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 133
Write 131
Mixed 22.2
SusWrite 158
80% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
132% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2133 C14 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 25.9
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 60.1
67% 60.1 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) Builds (Compare 9,162 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $960
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HDDRAMUSB
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