MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 17.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics44.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive78.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateDec 22 '17 at 00:29
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
17.8% Very poor
SC Int 24.1
SC Float 25.9
SC Mixed 24.6
20% 24.9 Pts
QC Int 91.6
QC Float 96.4
QC Mixed 92.1
21% 93.4 Pts
MC Int 92.7
MC Float 96.7
MC Mixed 94.2
14% 94.5 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380X-$226
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1425 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
44.1% Average
Lighting 88.3
Reflection 100
Parallax 205
40% 131 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 135
Splatting 83
47% 108 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
39GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 496
Write 400
Mixed 416
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 36.6
4K Mixed 27.5
96% 30.4 MB/s
DQ Read 105
DQ Write 93.7
DQ Mixed 44.6
48% 81.1 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 156
Mixed 167
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.17
78% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
43.9% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 16.3
MC Mixed 18.6
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 8.7
23% 8.13 GB/s
Latency 121
33% 121 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 83%
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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 4,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,312
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