MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 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 16.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics89.1% 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 Drive40.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:25
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.3% Very poor
SC Int 23.4
SC Float 24.4
SC Mixed 23.9
19% 23.9 Pts
QC Int 73.3
QC Float 78.8
QC Mixed 77.9
17% 76.7 Pts
MC Int 108
MC Float 122
MC Mixed 124
18% 118 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Lighting 149
Reflection 150
Parallax 349
68% 216 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 297
Splatting 230
104% 243 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
466GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
41.8% Average
Read 219
Write 152
Mixed 166
40% 179 MB/s
4K Read 20.1
4K Write 21.9
4K Mixed 17.8
65% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 101
DQ Write 70.9
DQ Mixed 38
41% 70.1 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 118%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
223GB free
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 208
Write 172
Mixed 191
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 16.6
4K Write 24.3
4K Mixed 12.8
54% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 94.1
DQ Mixed 56.1
57% 92.2 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 76%
PNY CS2211 240GB-$174
171GB free
Firmware: CS221016 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
40.4% Average
Read 228
Write 188
Mixed 199
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 25.5
4K Mixed 11.8
53% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 94.5
DQ Write 81
DQ Mixed 45.1
45% 73.5 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 16.8
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 20.1
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.8
23% 8.1 GB/s
Latency 121
33% 121 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 85%
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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 3,940 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,206
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HDDRAMUSB
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