MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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 Drive223% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory23.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 22:23
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
71.5% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 106
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 337
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 653
MC Mixed 562
88% 592 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
EVGA(3842 6282) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 323
Reflection 317
Parallax 314
99% 318 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 336
Splatting 225
112% 257 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 106%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
411GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1399 1032 598 603 600 602 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
223% Outstanding
Read 1,672
Write 1,534
Mixed 602
SusWrite 806
257% 1,153 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 53
193% 74.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1116
DQ Write 1,026
DQ Mixed 931
737% 1,024 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 223%
Great: 259%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$279
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 222 215 216 214 191 224 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 246
Mixed 119
SusWrite 214
143% 196 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
467% 3.73 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 121%
Great: 122%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB-$166
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
66.7% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 22.2
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 16
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 106%
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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 5,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 114% - Outstanding Total price: $973
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