MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics52.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive58.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 09:07
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-7700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 572
QC Mixed 572
126% 558 Pts
MC Int 715
MC Float 814
MC Mixed 776
115% 768 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$750
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
52.8% Above average
Lighting 142
Reflection 143
Parallax 142
44% 142 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
59% 142 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHFS37A480G 480GB
377GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 498
Write 241
Mixed 287
75% 342 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 17.1
4K Mixed 15.9
65% 18.7 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 80.3
DQ Mixed 49.6
51% 84.1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 65%
Toshiba Q300 480GB-$152
224GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.3 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 487
Write 265
Mixed 272
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 55
4K Mixed 7.71
76% 29 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 4.42
70% 171 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 71%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$106
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 148
Write 149
Mixed 144
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.92
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.32
156% 1.48 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 26.9
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 37.2
SC Mixed 27.7
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 56.5
71% 56.5 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.5%
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 5,754 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,148
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-7600K $224Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $139
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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