MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 22%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 15.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics90.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory28.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 19 '17 at 02:02
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
15.2% Very poor
SC Int 19.8
SC Float 23
SC Mixed 24.2
18% 22.3 Pts
QC Int 70.5
QC Float 72.9
QC Mixed 69.7
16% 71 Pts
MC Int 104
MC Float 118
MC Mixed 111
17% 111 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 15.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4998) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Lighting 163
Reflection 156
Parallax 380
75% 233 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 308
Splatting 195
102% 235 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
818GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 162
Mixed 154
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.17
91% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
WD VelociRaptor 300GB-$42
260GB free
Firmware: 04.05G04 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 10000 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
52.4% Above average
Read 90.7
Write 91.6
Mixed 84
67% 88.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.5
126% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
42.8% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 19.3
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 5.2
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 8.5
21% 7.3 GB/s
Latency 200
20% 200 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 106%
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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 3,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,227
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