MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics173% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:20
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
120% 149 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 496
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 730
MC Float 809
MC Mixed 777
116% 772 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$728
EVGA(3842 6796) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Lighting 580
Reflection 540
Parallax 589
180% 570 fps
MRender 277
Gravity 562
Splatting 292
168% 377 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 173%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$225
388GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 529
Write 417
Mixed 430
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 49
189% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 45.9
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 117
104% 149 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
242GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 354
Mixed 369
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 28.2
154% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 44.9
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 27.8
59% 114 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$177
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 30.4
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 29.3
87% 30.4 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 103%
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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 7,919 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: $1,158
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