MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 81.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 04 '19 at 21:43
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 390
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 622
MC Mixed 578
86% 574 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 202
Parallax 221
70% 217 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 210
Splatting 144
74% 171 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 489
Write 423
Mixed 399
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 52.3
183% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 349
260% 345 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 135%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$130
52GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 127 108 112 104 104 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 465
Mixed 371
SusWrite 149
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 51.5
176% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 230
208% 318 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$84
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 164 165 166 168 166 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 162
Mixed 101
SusWrite 164
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
70.7% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 22.4
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 22
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 94%
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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 6,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 115% - Outstanding Total price: $973
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