MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics83.5% 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 Drive259% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:55
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 418
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 719
MC Mixed 661
99% 660 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 1989) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Lighting 266
Reflection 236
Parallax 281
84% 261 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 239
Splatting 165
83% 192 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$593
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1433 1457 1446 1271 1054 908 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 1,984
Write 1,455
Mixed 947
SusWrite 1,262
315% 1,412 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 63.5
230% 84.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,002
DQ Write 408
DQ Mixed 483
416% 631 MB/s
Poor: 153%
This bench: 259%
Great: 276%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$199
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 152 151 150 151 153 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 85.8
Write 89.5
Mixed 65.5
SusWrite 151
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 98%
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB-$50
465GB free
Firmware: 3.AFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 74 73 73 72 75 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 75.7
Write 68
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 73.5
49% 66.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$309
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 31.7
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 44.9
SC Mixed 30.8
93% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
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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 4,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,073
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $225Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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