MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics134% 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 Drive109% 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.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 08 '18 at 09:10
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
78.9% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 383
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 579
MC Float 662
MC Mixed 625
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 433
Reflection 391
Parallax 447
135% 424 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 413
Splatting 254
133% 303 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 134%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 402
Mixed 417
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 81.3
4K Mixed 46.1
163% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 129
141% 239 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 109%
Great: 134%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$120
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 199
Mixed 172
138% 183 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.44
138% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$127
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
65.6% Good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 23.8
MC Mixed 19.6
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 104%
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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 6,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,032
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $345Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $350AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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