MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 145%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 106%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 113%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics187% 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 Drive204% 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171009
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '18 at 22:12
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
113% Outstanding
SC Int 154
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 155
125% 156 Pts
QC Int 550
QC Float 578
QC Mixed 559
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 777
MC Float 885
MC Mixed 846
125% 836 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 113%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2805 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Lighting 621
Reflection 556
Parallax 688
200% 622 fps
MRender 283
Gravity 608
Splatting 309
178% 400 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 187%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$99
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
204% Outstanding
Read 1,911
Write 1,175
Mixed 1,210
316% 1,432 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 24
159% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 52.7
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 29.1
77% 152 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 204%
Great: 236%
HFS500G32TND-N1A2A 500GB
122GB free
Firmware: 30000P10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 516
Write 333
Mixed 354
89% 401 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 80.1
4K Mixed 17.5
113% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 22.9
72% 155 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 115%
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 (100th percentile)
118% Outstanding
MC Read 41.1
MC Write 47.8
MC Mixed 35.9
119% 41.6 GB/s
SC Read 25.1
SC Write 51.9
SC Mixed 34.4
106% 37.1 GB/s
Latency 47.3
84% 47.3 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 118%
Great: 111%
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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 6,810 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: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,020
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