MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 85.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.5% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 09:01
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
85.7% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 413
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 650
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 222
Reflection 187
Parallax 223
69% 211 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 200
Splatting 129
69% 160 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GT 180GB-$182
32GB free
Firmware: 5.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 455
Write 194
Mixed 263
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 98.2
4K Mixed 19.4
127% 50.2 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 213
DQ Mixed 54.4
86% 164 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 77%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$55
849GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 136
Write 118
Mixed 123
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.22
4K Write 2.58
4K Mixed 0.49
153% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
80% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 24.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 32.7
SC Mixed 24.7
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 80%
Great: 89%
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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 4,696 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: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,253
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