MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics77.1% 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 Drive96.6% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 13:48
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
70.8% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 63
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 398
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 679
MC Mixed 650
97% 646 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
77.1% Very good
Lighting 249
Reflection 218
Parallax 240
76% 236 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 220
Splatting 152
78% 180 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.1%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$87
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 160 419 36 493 201 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 306
Mixed 305
SusWrite 223
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 31.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 41.7
161% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 68
114% 224 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 111%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$72
17GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 81 110 139 123 110 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 113
Write 118
Mixed 50.5
SusWrite 106
71% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 85%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$106
47GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 88 87 90 88 88 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
47.5% Average
Read 77
Write 74.5
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 88.4
55% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 1
159% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 22.4
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.2
SC Mixed 22.5
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 72.6%
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 4,038 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,080
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