MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics47.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive78.1% 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 VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 04 '16 at 09:33
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.5% Very poor
SC Int 24.3
SC Float 25.4
SC Mixed 25
20% 24.9 Pts
QC Int 73.4
QC Float 79.8
QC Mixed 77.1
17% 76.8 Pts
MC Int 107
MC Float 126
MC Mixed 126
18% 120 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
EVGA(3842 2774) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 21.21.13.7557
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
47.7% Average
Lighting 133
Reflection 103
Parallax 169
44% 135 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 152
Splatting 87.8
56% 118 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 51%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$94
82GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 495
Write 402
Mixed 417
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 34.5
4K Mixed 27.2
94% 29.5 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 83.1
DQ Mixed 45.5
50% 84.2 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$98
122GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 87.2
Write 81.1
Mixed 72.2
60% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.25
4K Mixed 0.41
87% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 66%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$98
27GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
12.1% Very poor
Read 29.7
Write 12.3
Mixed 18.2
15% 20.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 0.39
4K Mixed 0.23
43% 0.29 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 12.1%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$103
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
43.7% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 18.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 7.8
23% 7.9 GB/s
Latency 126
32% 126 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 86%
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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 2,740 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,093
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