MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Gaming 101%
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 71%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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 Drive76.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 9 years and 11 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 (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 07 '17 at 20:30
Run Duration234 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-7700K-$354
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 542
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 741
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 105%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 346
Reflection 306
Parallax 327
105% 326 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 304
Splatting 232
106% 247 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$89
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 514
Write 348
Mixed 255
82% 372 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 10
96% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 70.9
DQ Mixed 42.2
68% 137 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 103%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
291GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 70.5
Write 67.9
Mixed 50.1
47% 62.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 0.3
101% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 50%
SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro 4GB
1GB free, PID 5406
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
8.05% Terrible
Read 30
Write 7.59
Mixed 10.9
16% 16.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.26
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.03
33% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 8.05%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 20.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 22.4
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 110%
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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 6,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 88%
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Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 124% - Outstanding Total price: $790
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