MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 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 78.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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.
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)
Memory28.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 03:30
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 19%

 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
78.1% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 355
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 669
MC Mixed 622
93% 621 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$544
236GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 85 82 82 87 87 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 149% Great: 281%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
854GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 162 161 163 164 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 158
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 163
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 30.6
MC Mixed 25.5
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 23.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 117%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 5,130 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,025
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