MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Gaming 101%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics113% 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 Drive101% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (57%). 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 05 '16 at 13:29
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 242
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 656
70% 544 Pts
64-Core 691
46% 691 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$445
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Lighting 453
Reflection 401
Parallax 426
119% 427 fps
MRender 248
Gravity 429
Splatting 256
114% 311 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
352GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 510
Mixed 500
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 13.3
130% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 13.5
90% 205 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 163
Write 145
Mixed 136
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.22
80% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 115%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
240GB free, PID 231b
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 74.2
Write 75.4
Mixed 72
95% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.26
49% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.3
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 32.8
107% 37.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 45.1
SC Mixed 31.5
94% 33.1 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 106%
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 7,332 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 57%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,029
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