MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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 Drive91.6% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime10.7 Days
Run DateSep 11 '18 at 15:42
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 523
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 736
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 322
Reflection 298
Parallax 331
101% 317 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 298
Splatting 204
101% 234 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 128GB-$74
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 158 152 147 149 151 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 182
Mixed 235
SusWrite 155
57% 259 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 43.6
174% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 164
141% 212 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 89%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
86GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 458 399 274 218 194 179 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 495
Mixed 408
SusWrite 287
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 50.6
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 71.3
245% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 130%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
421GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 150 150 151 151 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Read 143
Write 114
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 149
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2666 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 25.2
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 34
SC Mixed 26.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 94%
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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 7,271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $953
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HDDRAMUSB
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