MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 89.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics96.5% 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 Drive99% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:08
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
89.5% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 428
100% 444 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 672
MC Mixed 678
97% 651 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
Lighting 289
Reflection 284
Parallax 326
93% 299 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 278
Splatting 221
99% 231 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
125GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
99% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 379
Mixed 380
94% 425 MB/s
4K Read 39.1
4K Write 78.7
4K Mixed 37.8
149% 51.8 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 76.2
96% 171 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
430GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 145
Mixed 131
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.29
109% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$172
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
77.3% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.8
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 23.7
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 85%
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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 3,165 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,219
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