MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics154% 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 Drive164% 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.
Very high background CPU (55%). 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)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 21:40
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 55%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$306
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 460
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 669
MC Float 761
MC Mixed 726
108% 719 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$535
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Lighting 646
Reflection 398
Parallax 436
176% 494 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 435
Splatting 260
137% 313 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 154%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
171GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 1,278
Write 441
Mixed 918
193% 879 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 50.1
234% 92.5 MB/s
DQ Read 468
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 175
179% 296 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 164%
Great: 218%
Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB-$140
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 159
Mixed 172
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 4.21
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.28
243% 2.14 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
93% Outstanding
MC Read 33
MC Write 35.5
MC Mixed 29.6
93% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 38
SC Mixed 29.4
84% 29.5 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93%
Great: 109%
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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 3,382 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,240
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