MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 96.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics100% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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)
Memory25.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 19 '17 at 08:47
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 472
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 715
106% 708 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan X-$1,096
MaxC: 1519 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Lighting 311
Reflection 297
Parallax 350
98% 319 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 293
Splatting 185
96% 222 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 100%
Great: 132%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB-$116
68GB free
Firmware: 2.22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 509
Write 131
Mixed 212
62% 284 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 21.3
143% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 48.8
61% 108 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 72%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$94
8GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 407
Mixed 419
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 48.5
186% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 111
139% 249 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
18GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 110
Write 107
Mixed 150
93% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.26
107% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB-$189
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 23.1
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 25.6
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 87%
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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 2,771 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $152

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,103
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