MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 118%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.5% 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 Drive230% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory22.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime17.9 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 21:34
Run Duration421 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 440
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 702
MC Mixed 666
99% 662 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Lighting 298
Reflection 303
Parallax 309
93% 303 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 292
Splatting 240
104% 244 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$500
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 2,008
Write 1,285
Mixed 1,390
346% 1,561 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 38.2
195% 76 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 387
DQ Mixed 32.3
103% 218 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 230%
Great: 279%
Crucial BX100 250GB-$120
210GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 361
Mixed 424
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 35.2
140% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 70.6
111% 209 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 104%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 149
Write 143
Mixed 108
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.33
109% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84%
Great: 82%
WDC WD20 EARS-00MVWB0 2TB
1TB free, PID 2336
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
20% Poor
Read 38.4
Write 38.1
Mixed 25
42% 33.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.22
76% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20%
Great: 20%
Hitachi HDS722020ALA330 2TB
1TB free, PID 2336
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
19.3% Very poor
Read 39.4
Write 39.6
Mixed 38.2
50% 39.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.43
70% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 19%
USB DISK 1GB
1GB free, PID ef18, Udisk
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
4.83% Terrible
Read 16.8
Write 4.88
Mixed 6.52
10% 9.39 MB/s
4K Read 5.27
4K Write 0.03
4K Mixed 0.03
22% 1.78 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.83%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x16GB-$290
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.6% Average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 14
MC Mixed 11.6
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 14.1
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 78%
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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 5,059 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,132
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