MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 129%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 96.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics166% 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 Drive105% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory23.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime2 Days
Run DateApr 15 '17 at 00:50
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$271
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 140
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 463
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 706
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 734
110% 735 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$700
MaxC: 2062 MHz, MaxM: 2755 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
166% Outstanding
Lighting 528
Reflection 516
Parallax 592
167% 545 fps
MRender 268
Gravity 532
Splatting 288
140% 363 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 166%
Great: 184%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
411GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 456
Write 477
Mixed 475
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 35
155% 61.8 MB/s
DQ Read 166
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 43.3
89% 176 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$171
211GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 415
Mixed 424
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 47.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 52.4
195% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 129
150% 259 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 120%
Great: 119%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$56
107GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 492
Write 145
Mixed 212
62% 283 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 17.9
132% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 183
DQ Write 145
DQ Mixed 41.8
65% 123 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 63%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$68
799GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 173
Mixed 161
127% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.36
148% 1.54 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$68
327GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 171
Write 115
Mixed 140
107% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.57
4K Mixed 0.16
90% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-3200C14-8GTZ 04CD F4-3200C14-8GTZ 04CD F4-3200C16-8GTZB 04CD F4-3200C16-8GTZB 32GB
3264, 3264, 3264, 3264 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
99.5% Outstanding
MC Read 34.7
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 32.1
102% 35.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 39
SC Mixed 29.2
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 99%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 102%
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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 2,967 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: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,079
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