MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 83.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics25.3% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory2.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:12
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$292
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 399
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 614
93% 619 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1463 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
25.3% Poor
Lighting 78.4
Reflection 50.6
Parallax 72.3
24% 67.1 fps
MRender 57.6
Gravity 79.8
Splatting 44.3
27% 60.6 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 25.3%
Great: 25%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
367GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 142
Write 94.9
Mixed 138
95% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.29
122% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2400 2OZ 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
66% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20.2
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 21.4
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66%
Great: 80%
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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 3,384 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,227
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