MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive211% 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
28 days ago, 3 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime3 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 05:35
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i7-7700K-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 507
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 772
MC Mixed 732
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 90%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$368
MaxC: 1923 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Lighting 317
Reflection 278
Parallax 289
92% 295 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 288
Splatting 220
104% 235 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$120
139GB free
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
211% Outstanding
Read 1,952
Write 1,082
Mixed 1,108
304% 1,380 MB/s
4K Read 41.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 47.9
184% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 102
118% 199 MB/s
Poor: 130%
This bench: 211%
Great: 231%
Mushkin ECO2 240GB-$100
66GB free
Firmware: 604ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 474
Write 224
Mixed 296
73% 331 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 15.6
110% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 50.7
77% 141 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 71%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$100
366GB 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 (2nd percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 103
Write 104
Mixed 104
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.55
4K Mixed 0.25
98% 1.12 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 110%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$100
170GB free
Firmware: CC13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 79.4
Write 89.1
Mixed 89.5
65% 86 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.45
95% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 29.9
98% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 40.8
SC Mixed 30
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 101%
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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 3,141 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) - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,155
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