MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 23%
Workstation 19%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 14.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics102% 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 Drive77.6% 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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:24
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th 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-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
14.5% Very poor
SC Int 22.2
SC Float 23.9
SC Mixed 23.4
18% 23.2 Pts
QC Int 65.2
QC Float 75.1
QC Mixed 67.9
16% 69.4 Pts
MC Int 107
MC Float 110
MC Mixed 85.6
15% 101 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$510
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 135
Reflection 148
Parallax 412
73% 231 fps
MRender 231
Gravity 382
Splatting 238
124% 284 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 2TB-$839
1.5TB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 495
Write 472
Mixed 500
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 35.1
4K Mixed 21.6
81% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 81.8
DQ Mixed 49.1
49% 80 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 117%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$74
487GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
41% Average
Read 73.6
Write 69
Mixed 66
52% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.17
69% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 41%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$177
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
42.1% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 19.5
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 3
SC Write 4.3
SC Mixed 3.3
10% 3.53 GB/s
Latency 184
22% 184 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 104%
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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 4,668 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,260
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