MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics94.5% 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 Drive219% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). 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)
Memory29.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:27
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 12%

 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-$335
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 134
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 523
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 668
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 720
107% 717 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan X-$1,096
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Lighting 311
Reflection 282
Parallax 324
98% 306 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 278
Splatting 176
92% 211 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
163GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
219% Outstanding
Read 2,086
Write 1,247
Mixed 1,170
331% 1,501 MB/s
4K Read 57
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 25.7
189% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 58.4
DQ Write 155
DQ Mixed 24.7
42% 79.2 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 219%
Great: 238%
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB-$143
14GB free
Firmware: M311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 282
Mixed 331
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 27.5
136% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 82.9
129% 246 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 90%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$74
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 121
Write 121
Mixed 113
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.31
106% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
89.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 29.2
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 38.9
SC Mixed 28.7
85% 29.6 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 108%
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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 4,893 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,224
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HDDRAMUSB
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