MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 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 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics128% 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.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory23.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:13
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 as expected (43rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 420
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 651
98% 652 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
128% Outstanding
Lighting 418
Reflection 384
Parallax 404
128% 402 fps
MRender 239
Gravity 398
Splatting 248
129% 295 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 128%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC240G3LC709B121-460P 256GB
125GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC9D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 128
Write 105
Mixed 116
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 0.33
4K Mixed 0.27
62% 0.41 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 115%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 256GB
192GB free, PID a838
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
27.6% Poor
Read 67.8
Write 78.2
Mixed 66.9
93% 71 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 0.001
4K Mixed 0.47
28% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.1% Very good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 22.7
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 23.5
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 112%
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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 4,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,115
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