MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 93.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:41
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 133
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 456
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 733
MC Mixed 700
102% 686 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$795
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 53% Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$141
379GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 70% Great: 116%
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB-$70
111GB free
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
216% Outstanding
Read 2,001
Write 1,101
Mixed 1,425
334% 1,509 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 46.7
190% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 43.9
DQ Write 455
DQ Mixed 163
152% 221 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 216%
Great: 221%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Read 158
Write 141
Mixed 144
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.13
64% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 40.8
MC Mixed 32.6
103% 36.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 43.1
SC Mixed 30.8
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 102%
Great: 129%
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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 4,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,244
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