MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 91.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics125% 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 Drive68.3% 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 (12%). 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:59
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 495
QC Mixed 479
109% 480 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 479
72% 481 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$545
EVGA(3842 6181) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 407
Reflection 377
Parallax 402
125% 396 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 384
Splatting 242
125% 286 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 125%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$140
122GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 485
Write 291
Mixed 296
79% 357 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 12.9
100% 39.7 MB/s
DQ Read 27.8
DQ Write 82.6
DQ Mixed 8.35
20% 39.6 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$89
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 181
Mixed 171
137% 182 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.18
83% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 108%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 38.6
MC Mixed 29.2
99% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 38.7
SC Mixed 29.5
85% 29.8 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 97.7%
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 3,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,146
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