MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 96.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics15.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive138% 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
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '17 at 23:02
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 487
QC Mixed 483
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 716
MC Mixed 700
102% 681 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550 Ti-$250
EVGA(3842 1557) 1GB
CLim: 981 MHz, MLim: 1128 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
15.6% Very poor
Lighting 63.6
Reflection 36.4
Parallax 32.2
16% 44.1 fps
MRender 34.8
Gravity 36.9
Splatting 36.8
15% 36.2 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 15.6%
Great: 13%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 480GB
198GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 859
Write 859
Mixed 893
195% 870 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 15.6
115% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 459
DQ Mixed 15.9
120% 273 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 138%
Great: 157%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 144
Mixed 155
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.13
58% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 4x4GB-$192
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 27
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 27.6
79% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 87.7%
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 3,147 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,246
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