MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% 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 Drive116% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). 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)
Memory25.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171009
Uptime13.2 Days
Run DateNov 08 '18 at 23:57
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 426
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 666
MC Float 758
MC Mixed 733
107% 719 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$455
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2602 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 442
Reflection 398
Parallax 418
134% 419 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 416
Splatting 256
134% 306 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 134%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$104
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 107 65 68 60 63 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 453
Mixed 390
SusWrite 135
83% 372 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 66.4
228% 82.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 116%
Great: 133%
WD easystore 25FA 4TB
3TB free, PID 25fa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 106 105 106 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
45.1% Average
Read 112
Write 112
Mixed 81
SusWrite 106
138% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
95% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 62%
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 (45th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 34.4
MC Mixed 28.6
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 27.4
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 127%
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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 7,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $965
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