MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.9% 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 05:24
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 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 i5-6600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 534
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 538
81% 541 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$240
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.9.1
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Lighting 215
Reflection 176
Parallax 284
74% 225 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 206
Splatting 129
69% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$75
8GB free
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 422
Mixed 451
103% 462 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 5.51
125% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 177
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 33.3
83% 171 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 82%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
710GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 119
Write 155
Mixed 129
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 4.46
4K Mixed 0.76
191% 1.93 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 109%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA662 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: JP2OA41A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 119
Write 118
Mixed 114
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 0.99
4K Mixed 0.29
70% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 24.9
84% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 24.7
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 86%
Take a copy of your results

 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 3,197 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,222
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $240AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $192SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $52Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $204SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback