MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive74.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 20:46
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 539
QC Mixed 534
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 546
MC Mixed 523
79% 530 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1405 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
40.7% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 110
Parallax 123
39% 123 fps
MRender 83
Gravity 116
Splatting 80.2
42% 93.1 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
156GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
74.5% Very good
Read 510
Write 192
Mixed 229
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 18.7
117% 48.2 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 50.9
76% 141 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C13 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2040 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.1% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 24.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 23.7
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 103%
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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 3,557 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: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,185
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