MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive51.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 27 '18 at 22:08
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
61.8% Good
SC Int 103
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 85.6
79% 98.2 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 320
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 326
50% 338 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 407
Write 111
Mixed 160
49% 226 MB/s
4K Read 18
4K Write 70.3
4K Mixed 13.8
82% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 84.9
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 27.1
41% 76.4 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 74%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
628GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 155
Mixed 135
116% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.32
116% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 106%
Samsung HD322HJ 320GB-$44
235GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
42.2% Average
Read 74.3
Write 72.3
Mixed 69.3
54% 72 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.32
101% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
30% Poor
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 9.3
29% 10.3 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 8.3
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 94.7
42% 94.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30%
Great: 42%
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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 4,016 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,117
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