MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics120% 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 Drive220% 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
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:29
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 148
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 564
QC Mixed 548
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 750
MC Float 847
MC Mixed 808
120% 802 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 110%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$497
MaxC: 1911 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 381
Reflection 333
Parallax 397
116% 370 fps
MRender 235
Gravity 383
Splatting 239
121% 285 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 120%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$206
85GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
220% Outstanding
Read 2,057
Write 840
Mixed 1,122
294% 1,340 MB/s
4K Read 51.9
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 46.3
227% 89 MB/s
DQ Read 556
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 31
130% 298 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 220%
Great: 230%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$73
45GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 491
Write 366
Mixed 412
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 4.38
121% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 27.3
73% 147 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 84%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 177
Mixed 170
135% 180 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$153
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 29.7
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 30.6
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,091
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HDDRAMUSB
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