MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics125% 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 Drive101% 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.
Very high background CPU (88%). 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)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171009
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 18:29
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 88%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 426
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 677
MC Float 769
MC Mixed 727
108% 724 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 416
Reflection 365
Parallax 421
129% 401 fps
MRender 228
Gravity 381
Splatting 230
122% 280 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 125%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 232 223 111 93 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 482
Mixed 405
SusWrite 198
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 50.5
170% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
Great: 134%
WD easystore 25FA 4TB
3TB free, PID 25fa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 103 102 102 102 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 116
Write 103
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 102
127% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 0.6
190% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 54.3%
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 (50th percentile)
90% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 34.4
MC Mixed 28.5
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 37.6
SC Mixed 28.8
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90%
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 6,831 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,030
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