MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 96.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics109% 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 Drive119% 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-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory27.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime15.6 Days
Run DateJan 11 '17 at 21:39
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 474
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 756
MC Mixed 722
107% 717 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.9
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Lighting 356
Reflection 309
Parallax 323
106% 330 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 318
Splatting 240
110% 256 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
117GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 413
Mixed 419
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 48.8
194% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 128
146% 250 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 180
Mixed 171
135% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.96
4K Mixed 0.21
110% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.7% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.4
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 23.6
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 132%
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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 M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 3,177 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,200
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