MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 98.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics73.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive48.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:18
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 475
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 769
MC Mixed 730
109% 729 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1605 MHz, MLim: 1938 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 200
Parallax 222
70% 217 fps
MRender 173
Gravity 213
Splatting 140
76% 175 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 252GB
159GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 411
Write 341
Mixed 331
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 12.4
4K Mixed 4.35
36% 10.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 12.6
DQ Mixed 7.13
8% 14.6 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 89%
Intel 510 Series 120GB
85GB free
Firmware: PPG4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 428
Write 195
Mixed 269
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 56.3
4K Mixed 13.1
81% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22.7
DQ Write 53.2
DQ Mixed 13.8
17% 29.9 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 58%
Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 500GB
42GB free
Firmware: EMT41B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 396
Mixed 423
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 48
197% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 111
140% 250 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 119%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2900 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
MC Read 33
MC Write 36.4
MC Mixed 28
93% 32.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 38.5
SC Mixed 28.8
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 79%
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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 3,936 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: $1,195
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HDDRAMUSB
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