MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 95.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive219% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory60.1 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 02:39
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 466
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 669
MC Float 757
MC Mixed 726
107% 717 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 164
Parallax 265
71% 213 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 169
Splatting 181
67% 160 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
173GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
219% Outstanding
Read 2,040
Write 904
Mixed 1,111
297% 1,352 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 45.3
213% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 515
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 193
205% 344 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 219%
Great: 218%
WD Elements 25A3 2TB
964GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
21.6% Poor
Read 41.4
Write 39.6
Mixed 35.5
49% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.24
86% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 21.6%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$957
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
104% Outstanding
MC Read 35.9
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 33.4
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 44.9
SC Mixed 33
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 104%
Great: 166%
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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 4,322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,306
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