MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 143%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics127% 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 Drive267% 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)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '18 at 00:17
Run Duration249 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$325
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 542
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 741
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 404
Reflection 381
Parallax 436
128% 407 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 382
Splatting 244
126% 288 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 127%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$280
447GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
267% Outstanding
Read 1,993
Write 1,512
Mixed 1,580
377% 1,695 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 66.8
240% 88.6 MB/s
DQ Read 549
DQ Write 393
DQ Mixed 240
242% 394 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 267%
Great: 249%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$98
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 175
Mixed 133
122% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 5.32
4K Mixed 0.63
192% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 1TB
312GB free
Firmware: 0143
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 78.2
Write 85.2
Mixed 58.6
55% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.31
85% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 68%
Corsair Voyager Mini 3.0 16GB
10GB free, PID 1a0c
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
9.87% Terrible
Read 43.2
Write 7.4
Mixed 10.7
19% 20.4 MB/s
4K Read 7.8
4K Write 0.05
4K Mixed 0.05
32% 2.64 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.87%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.5
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 31.6
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 23
SC Write 44.5
SC Mixed 29.6
92% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,192
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