MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 115%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 97.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics136% 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 Drive117% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (82%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 13:37
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 82%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$197
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 510
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 510
77% 513 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Lighting 434
Reflection 405
Parallax 468
138% 436 fps
MRender 246
Gravity 414
Splatting 260
134% 307 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 136%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
168GB 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 (97th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 416
Mixed 418
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48.4
186% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 104
138% 252 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 117%
Great: 116%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$110
899GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Read 155
Write 137
Mixed 131
106% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.28
106% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$159
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
75.7% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 24.9
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 24
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.7%
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 3,388 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,221
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HDDRAMUSB
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