MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics127% 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 Drive153% 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.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '19 at 03:51
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
1-Core 145
2-Core 280
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 739
77% 605 Pts
64-Core 742
50% 742 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
MSI(1462 3603) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 509
Reflection 458
Parallax 567
134% 511 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 494
Splatting 263
128% 332 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 127%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB-$53
4GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM04.C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 504 605 621 622 619 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
153% Outstanding
Read 1,678
Write 12
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 547
120% 564 MB/s
4K Read 55.7
4K Write 12.6
4K Mixed 18.1
114% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 880
DQ Write 12.7
DQ Mixed 333
270% 409 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 153%
Great: 175%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
27GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 88 89 87 88 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
45.3% Average
Read 224
Write 122
Mixed 180
SusWrite 88.1
34% 153 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 98.7
4K Mixed 4.8
99% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 54.6
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 95
70% 89.6 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.3%
Great: 73%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$76
3GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 502
Write 487
Mixed 389
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 60
204% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$300
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 112 105 111 113 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 122
Write 156
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 113
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 0.9
250% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 120%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
13GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 44 44 45 45 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
28.6% Poor
Read 54.5
Write 48.7
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 44.6
35% 47.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3060 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
MC Read 34.5
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 30.1
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 41.6
SC Mixed 27.6
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 105%
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L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 7,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,025
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