MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 86.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.1% 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 Drive114% 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.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory24.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 03:40
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 415
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 564
MC Mixed 556
82% 546 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan X-$1,096
MaxC: 1519 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 307
Reflection 292
Parallax 345
97% 315 fps
MRender 183
Gravity 287
Splatting 188
95% 219 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 135%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB-$116
68GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 501
Write 104
Mixed 177
56% 261 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 19.5
135% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 46
66% 124 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 71%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
9GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 410
Mixed 419
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 47.1
179% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 107
136% 245 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 114%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
67GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 150
Mixed 116
107% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.24
73% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB-$189
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 24.1
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 23
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 87%
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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 2,974 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 M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,113
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