MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% 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 Drive69.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory24.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime6.2 Days
Run DateAug 03 '18 at 01:59
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
73% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 352
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 509
81% 546 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 73%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan X-$1,010
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 325
Reflection 314
Parallax 341
102% 327 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 300
Splatting 216
103% 238 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 103%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme 120GB-$169
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 109 116 111 110 108 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
69.7% Good
Read 405
Write 126
Mixed 181
SusWrite 111
45% 206 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 72.6
4K Mixed 34.1
128% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 149
117% 163 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 82%
WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)-$229
802GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 146 148 148 149 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 165
Write 147
Mixed 102
SusWrite 147
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB-$265
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 23.1
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 20.7
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.9%
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 4,056 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,068
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