MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 85.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics164% 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 Drive104% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 05:40
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 407
96% 421 Pts
MC Int 586
MC Float 627
MC Mixed 631
92% 615 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Lighting 506
Reflection 525
Parallax 634
171% 555 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 526
Splatting 289
159% 360 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 164%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 400
Mixed 417
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 27.4
155% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 115
136% 238 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 104%
Great: 135%
Seagate ST3750640NS 750GB-$38
247GB free
Firmware: 3CNR Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
39.6% Below average
Read 70.7
Write 67.3
Mixed 57.8
49% 65.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.36
76% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.2
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 24.5
SC Mixed 24.1
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 103%
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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 5,289 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,130
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