MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 99.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive99.2% 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.
Run History
8 days ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory27.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171009
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 17:34
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 489
111% 492 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 770
MC Mixed 733
109% 727 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Relative performance n/a - GPU benchmark error
Poor: 60% Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$138
77GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 406
Mixed 419
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 27.9
158% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 46.6
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 27.1
62% 119 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 116%
WD easystore 25FA 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 25fa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
56.1% Above average
Read 152
Write 105
Mixed 81.1
133% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.44
4K Write 3.52
4K Mixed 0.32
136% 1.76 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 27.7
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 38
SC Mixed 28.4
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 126%
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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 6,286 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,197
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