MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 103%
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics87.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive139% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7977
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M5 (MS-7977)  (all builds)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateAug 21 '19 at 23:31
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
1-Core 150
2-Core 296
105% 223 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 702
80% 611 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
MSI(1462 7977) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
6.85% Terrible
Lighting 25.1
Reflection 31.2
Parallax 29.8
7% 28.7 fps
MRender 26.4
Gravity 22.5
Splatting 38.3
7% 29.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.85%
Great: 7%
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
EVGA(3842 5170) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2151 MHz, MLim: 2077 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Lighting 338
Reflection 322
Parallax 369
89% 343 fps
MRender 214
Gravity 324
Splatting 245
88% 261 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 85%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$109
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 553 260 191 364 275 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 880
Write 549
Mixed 648
SusWrite 293
132% 593 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 54.9
206% 82.2 MB/s
DQ Read 504
DQ Write 528
DQ Mixed 474
368% 502 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 139%
Great: 174%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CM4X8GF3000C15K4 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CM4X8GF3000C15K4 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.9% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 23
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 106%
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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 13,114 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 56%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $904
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