MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 97%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics130% 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 Drive88.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime5 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:35
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
97% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 484
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 710
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 432
Reflection 376
Parallax 409
131% 406 fps
MRender 232
Gravity 404
Splatting 242
128% 293 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 130%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$62
223GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 489
Write 260
Mixed 265
74% 338 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 57.7
4K Mixed 10.6
92% 33.3 MB/s
DQ Read 32
DQ Write 62.4
DQ Mixed 10.4
18% 34.9 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 88%
Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.Y Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
Read 519
Write 507
Mixed 510
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 12.9
117% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 12.9
28% 53.4 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.3
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 32.1
106% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 31.4
94% 33 GB/s
Latency 50.7
79% 50.7 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
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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 4,007 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,064
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