MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 86.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 19:20
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 451
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 447
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 340
Reflection 304
Parallax 318
103% 321 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 295
Splatting 227
103% 241 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
170GB free
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
206% Outstanding
Read 1,899
Write 894
Mixed 1,115
286% 1,303 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 47.7
196% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 416
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 174
182% 302 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 206%
Great: 216%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
92GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 411
Mixed 421
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 39.7
157% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 121
141% 246 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 180
Mixed 163
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 2.68
4K Mixed 0.37
145% 1.45 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
808GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 168
Mixed 156
128% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.17
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.29
118% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 29
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 26.2
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 101%
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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 4,329 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: $1,305
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