MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (10th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 90 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 13.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics80% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67.2% 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.
Very high background CPU (68%). 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)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 02:06
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing way below expectations (10th 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
13.6% Very poor
SC Int 15.8
SC Float 16.6
SC Mixed 22.8
15% 18.4 Pts
QC Int 41.6
QC Float 51.3
QC Mixed 60
12% 51 Pts
MC Int 91.4
MC Float 99.3
MC Mixed 101
14% 97.2 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 13.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
80% Excellent
Lighting 92.1
Reflection 112
Parallax 308
53% 171 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 284
Splatting 222
100% 234 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
436GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 487
Write 399
Mixed 408
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 27.2
4K Mixed 15.2
70% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 57.5
DQ Write 48.8
DQ Mixed 14.1
21% 40.1 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 134%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$175
2.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 159
Mixed 159
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 3.08
4K Mixed 0.66
167% 1.54 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$191
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
40.8% Average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 18.5
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 4.5
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 7.6
19% 6.6 GB/s
Latency 202
20% 202 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 104%
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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 5,275 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,121
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $340Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $87
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $145Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i7-7700K $329AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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