MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 77%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics166% 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 Drive108% 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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory25.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170515
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 01:54
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 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 i7-6700K-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
77% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 365
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 536
78% 518 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 77%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
Zotac(19DA 4471) ≥ 4GB; ZOTAC Amp! Extreme Core 1080 ti
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2800 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
166% Outstanding
Lighting 550
Reflection 505
Parallax 549
170% 535 fps
MRender 272
Gravity 542
Splatting 297
164% 370 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 166%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
445GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 411
Mixed 422
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 47.5
168% 57.3 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 130
144% 246 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 111%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$300
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 395
Mixed 419
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 45.9
162% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 129
144% 245 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 108%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.3
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 22.6
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 67.3
60% 67.3 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 78%
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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 8,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,128
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $320Nvidia GTX 1070 $408Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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