MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 18.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics82.4% 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 Drive53.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (60%). 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 18 '17 at 15:54
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 i5-6600K-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.2% Very poor
SC Int 23.3
SC Float 25.5
SC Mixed 25
20% 24.6 Pts
QC Int 90.6
QC Float 102
QC Mixed 94.7
22% 95.6 Pts
MC Int 86.4
MC Float 96.1
MC Mixed 94.4
14% 92.3 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$395
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Lighting 150
Reflection 178
Parallax 294
62% 207 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 266
Splatting 219
97% 227 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
187GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 477
Write 267
Mixed 274
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 17.6
4K Mixed 9.31
56% 16.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 47
DQ Mixed 8.88
15% 28.5 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
903GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 177
Mixed 175
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.91
4K Mixed 0.25
133% 1.46 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 100%
Great: 105%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$44
466GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
69.7% Good
Read 131
Write 112
Mixed 115
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.47
112% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
44.2% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 19.8
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 8.2
23% 7.97 GB/s
Latency 176
23% 176 ns
Poor: 62%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 111%
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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 2,889 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) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,201
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