MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics32.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive55.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 04 '18 at 21:53
Run Duration536 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
16.6% Very poor
1-Core 24.1
2-Core 49.3
17% 36.7 Pts
4-Core 94.3
8-Core 125
14% 110 Pts
64-Core 132
9% 132 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
PNY(196E 11C3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
32.4% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 75.9
Parallax 98.2
31% 97.3 fps
MRender 80
Gravity 120
Splatting 84.9
33% 95 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$34
201GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
68% Good
Read 495
Write 437
Mixed 255
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 41.1
4K Mixed 7.11
62% 23 MB/s
DQ Read 100
DQ Write 75.1
DQ Mixed 7.74
28% 61.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 68%
Great: 87%
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$30
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 489
Write 308
Mixed 374
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 2.25
52% 19.9 MB/s
DQ Read 95.7
DQ Write 59.6
DQ Mixed 0.05
21% 51.8 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
918GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 167
Mixed 148
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.27
122% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
Ativa U3 smart 512MB 1GB
0GB free, PID 0016
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
3.56% Terrible
Read 10.8
Write 2.04
Mixed 3.41
5% 5.42 MB/s
4K Read 6.31
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
24% 2.12 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2800 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
46% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 20.4
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 8.7
24% 8.3 GB/s
Latency 177
23% 177 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46%
Great: 97%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $166

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,029
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