MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (96th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 4 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive235% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (25%). 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)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '19 at 01:31
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing way above expectations (96th 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 144
116% 144 Pts
QC Int 554
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 580
130% 573 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 576
86% 578 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$280
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 164
Parallax 286
74% 221 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 168
Splatting 180
67% 160 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$85
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1256 301 294 302 302 303 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
235% Outstanding
Read 2,055
Write 1,428
Mixed 546
SusWrite 460
247% 1,122 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 57.5
246% 98.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,060
DQ Write 1,218
DQ Mixed 871
730% 1,050 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 235%
Great: 238%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
111% Outstanding
MC Read 39.8
MC Write 42.8
MC Mixed 35.4
112% 39.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 46.9
SC Mixed 33.1
99% 34.6 GB/s
Latency 50.9
79% 50.9 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 111%
Great: 105%
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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 6,088 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 116% - Outstanding Total price: $963
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