MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 138%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 113%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics170% 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 Drive227% 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)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171009
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:31
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
113% Outstanding
SC Int 154
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 156
125% 157 Pts
QC Int 530
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 559
125% 552 Pts
MC Int 778
MC Float 884
MC Mixed 846
125% 836 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 113%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$728
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Lighting 521
Reflection 547
Parallax 602
170% 557 fps
MRender 279
Gravity 568
Splatting 299
170% 382 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 170%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS500G32TND-N1A2A 500GB
121GB free
Firmware: 30000P10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Read 510
Write 330
Mixed 349
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 23.3
111% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 23.4
91% 206 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 91%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$103
94GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
227% Outstanding
Read 1,970
Write 1,233
Mixed 1,277
330% 1,493 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 35.8
173% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 568
DQ Write 398
DQ Mixed 28.1
144% 331 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 227%
Great: 264%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
MC Read 42.1
MC Write 46.8
MC Mixed 35
118% 41.3 GB/s
SC Read 25.4
SC Write 52.4
SC Mixed 35.3
108% 37.7 GB/s
Latency 48
83% 48 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 117%
Great: 113%
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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 7,915 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,162
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