MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 85.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics132% 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 Drive103% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory25.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 21:44
Run Duration346 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$288
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 407
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 690
MC Mixed 657
98% 653 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 440
Reflection 393
Parallax 410
133% 414 fps
MRender 229
Gravity 417
Splatting 255
132% 301 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 132%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
335GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 403
Mixed 420
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 39.5
166% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 44.3
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 27.3
60% 115 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC9D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 143
Write 165
Mixed 137
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 0.46
4K Mixed 0.24
78% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 114%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 248GB
158GB free, PID 5597
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
12.9% Very poor
Read 37
Write 17.7
Mixed 23.7
30% 26.1 MB/s
4K Read 2.77
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.37
56% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 12.9%
Great: 29%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 32GB
25GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
4.56% Terrible
Read 21.5
Write 4.16
Mixed 5.27
10% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 2.18
4K Write 0.005
4K Mixed 0.005
8% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.56%
Great: 8%
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 (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70% Very good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 21.2
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 24.6
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70%
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 4,325 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,017
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HDDRAMUSB
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