MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 97.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics95.7% 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 Drive64.1% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 18:13
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 474
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 774
MC Mixed 727
109% 727 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Lighting 277
Reflection 260
Parallax 272
85% 270 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 289
Splatting 228
103% 241 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$140
86GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Read 481
Write 338
Mixed 339
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 73.6
4K Mixed 24.9
112% 41.9 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 47.3
89% 179 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 87%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$90
80GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 479
Write 227
Mixed 133
61% 280 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 68
4K Mixed 10.5
90% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 137
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 13.8
40% 86.7 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 81%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.6% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 12.8
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 15.9
SC Mixed 15.9
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 92%
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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 3,369 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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,255
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