MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 160%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 117%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics80.5% 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 Drive326% 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:32
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i7-7700K-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
117% Outstanding
SC Int 158
SC Float 162
SC Mixed 160
128% 160 Pts
QC Int 590
QC Float 591
QC Mixed 589
134% 590 Pts
MC Int 729
MC Float 908
MC Mixed 798
121% 811 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 117%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Lighting 254
Reflection 226
Parallax 270
80% 250 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 230
Splatting 158
81% 186 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$200
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
326% Outstanding
Read 2,929
Write 1,836
Mixed 1,888
490% 2,218 MB/s
4K Read 53.9
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 42.1
236% 95.5 MB/s
DQ Read 641
DQ Write 588
DQ Mixed 42.2
189% 424 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 326%
Great: 352%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 158
Mixed 152
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.19
77% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
84.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.6
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 25.6
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 26.7
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 94%
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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 5,323 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,121
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HDDRAMUSB
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