MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 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 (6th 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 0.8 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (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: 79%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 135
Reflection 148
Parallax 412
73% 231 fps
MRender 231
Gravity 382
Splatting 238
124% 284 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 102%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 2TB-$822
1.5TB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th 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: 69%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 117%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$78
487GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (14th 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: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd 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: 55%
This bench: 42.1%
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 3,184 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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $288Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $160SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $54Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $170SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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