MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 119%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 83.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics22.2% 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 Drive106% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory21.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 06:15
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 392
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 666
98% 658 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 59.6
Reflection 59.6
Parallax 59.6
18% 59.6 fps
MRender 59.5
Gravity 59.6
Splatting 59.5
25% 59.5 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$297
113GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
284% Outstanding
Read 2,731
Write 1,485
Mixed 1,434
414% 1,883 MB/s
4K Read 52.8
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 50
218% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 477
DQ Write 375
DQ Mixed 165
195% 339 MB/s
Poor: 166%
This bench: 284%
Great: 299%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 398
Mixed 407
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 91.7
4K Mixed 39
166% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 210
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 86.6
109% 190 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 25.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 112%
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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 5,060 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,132
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