MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
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 91%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive201% 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.
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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 22:43
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User DEU-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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
91% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 454
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 599
MC Float 671
MC Mixed 659
96% 643 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 91%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
66.1% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 179
Parallax 195
62% 192 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 194
Splatting 126
69% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$135
106GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
201% Outstanding
Read 1,928
Write 1,046
Mixed 1,243
310% 1,406 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 29.2
174% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 45.4
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 28.8
73% 144 MB/s
Poor: 122%
This bench: 201%
Great: 229%
Adata SP900NS38 256GB
53GB free
Firmware: 5.8.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 504
Write 216
Mixed 278
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 15.9
120% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 33.7
70% 140 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 25.1
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 25.7
74% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 59.6
67% 59.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 92%
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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 3,947 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) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,205
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