MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 61%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive70.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (43%). 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)
Memory27.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 25 '19 at 15:56
Run Duration325 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61% Good
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 158
63% 128 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 531
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 61%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.64
Relative performance n/a - GPU benchmark error
Poor: 64% Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX200 480GB-$180
279GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 380 178 74 76 76 76 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 462
Write 419
Mixed 380
SusWrite 143
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 49.8
4K Mixed 29.4
98% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 230
188% 267 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 96%
Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB-$40
55GB free
Firmware: 505ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 77 78 81 80 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 409
Write 82.7
Mixed 129
SusWrite 79.2
38% 175 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 54.8
4K Mixed 29.4
105% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 78.9
DQ Mixed 86.5
67% 92.9 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 70%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$170
236GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1507 1275 1267 1274 1226 1044 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
268% Outstanding
Read 2,116
Write 1,951
Mixed 1,526
SusWrite 1,266
385% 1,715 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 61.4
206% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,010
DQ Write 874
DQ Mixed 968
718% 951 MB/s
Poor: 208%
This bench: 268%
Great: 360%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
46GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 153 154 157 156 156 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 119
Write 115
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 155
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
217% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 108%
WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB
453GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 76 76 77 78 78 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
43.1% Average
Read 74.7
Write 75.7
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 75.1
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
152% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 45%
JetFlash Transcend 32GB
29GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.4 8.4 6.6 8.8 8 5.1 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
4.11% Terrible
Read 11.5
Write 3.5
Mixed 5.5
SusWrite 7.2
8% 6.93 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
14% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 4.11%
Great: 27%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
536GB free, PID a00d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 43 43 42 42 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
20.7% Poor
Read 40.8
Write 41.8
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 42.2
51% 37.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
83% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.7%
Great: 44%
Samsung G3 Station 2TB
326GB free, PID 6014
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 43 43 42 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
21.4% Poor
Read 30.5
Write 40
Mixed 36
SusWrite 42.1
53% 37.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
121% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 21.4%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G4D26AFEA.16FAD 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
76.6% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 25.8
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 109
37% 109 ns
Poor: 76%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 124%
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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).

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,026
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