MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 136%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 129%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics171% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive206% 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
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:26
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$324
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 539
QC Mixed 506
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 699
MC Float 799
MC Mixed 758
112% 752 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$728
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2775 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
171% Outstanding
Lighting 560
Reflection 530
Parallax 635
182% 575 fps
MRender 275
Gravity 533
Splatting 299
163% 369 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 171%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 720GB
333GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 1,461
Write 1,338
Mixed 1,430
315% 1,410 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 28.3
136% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 451
DQ Write 426
DQ Mixed 137
185% 338 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 200%
Great: 205%
Patriot Hellfire NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$100
72GB free
Firmware: E7FM02.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
206% Outstanding
Read 2,306
Write 728
Mixed 407
247% 1,147 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 39.8
164% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 584
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 85.6
158% 321 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 206%
Great: 251%
Hitachi HDN726040ALE614 4TB
1TB free
Firmware: APGNW7JH Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
77.6% Very good
Read 130
Write 140
Mixed 136
102% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 3.37
4K Mixed 0.29
137% 1.56 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 4x4GB-$282
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2600 MHz
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 26.4
87% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 27.3
76% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 118%
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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 4,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,219
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