MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Gaming 105%
Desktop 106%
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 112%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 Drive113% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory29.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 01:53
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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-$324
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
112% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 146
117% 146 Pts
QC Int 572
QC Float 597
QC Mixed 573
132% 581 Pts
MC Int 736
MC Float 826
MC Mixed 798
118% 787 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 112%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
MSI(1462 3236) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 334
Reflection 298
Parallax 334
103% 322 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 302
Splatting 211
103% 238 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$105
170GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 487
Mixed 477
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 30.5
162% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 21.2
103% 233 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 113%
Great: 107%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$105
57GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 495
Mixed 469
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 21.3
151% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 21.2
35% 64.6 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 107%
HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB-$143
3.5TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 162
Mixed 159
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.25
107% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2400 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 30
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 25.4
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 34.7
SC Mixed 26.1
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,219
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