MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
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 93.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics136% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive66.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 14:15
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU1%

 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 455
102% 453 Pts
MC Int 658
MC Float 744
MC Mixed 709
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
136% Outstanding
Lighting 446
Reflection 395
Parallax 459
139% 434 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 420
Splatting 250
134% 305 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 136%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$94
165GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 465
Write 258
Mixed 131
62% 285 MB/s
4K Read 24.7
4K Write 54.6
4K Mixed 9.42
78% 29.6 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 148
DQ Mixed 20.4
69% 156 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
77.5% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 24
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.3
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 102%
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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 3,732 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: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,161
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HDDRAMUSB
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