MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 13:06
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 below expectations (25th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 124
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 415
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 613
MC Float 683
MC Mixed 658
98% 652 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 86%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
70% Very good
Lighting 226
Reflection 190
Parallax 210
68% 209 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 201
Splatting 134
71% 165 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
103GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 397
Mixed 386
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 46.4
178% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 207
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 101
115% 193 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
99.8% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 158
Mixed 163
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.22
72% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 99.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 23.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 20.1
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 85%
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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 3,950 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: $1,196
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HDDRAMUSB
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