MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Gaming 100%
Desktop 104%
Workstation 78%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 97.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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 Drive119% 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)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 01:04
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 472
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 686
MC Float 784
MC Mixed 748
110% 739 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 323
Reflection 284
Parallax 322
100% 310 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 288
Splatting 226
102% 238 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
188GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 50.4
187% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 108
143% 261 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 119%
Great: 114%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 153
Mixed 151
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.92
4K Mixed 0.22
86% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
MC Read 33.8
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 27.7
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 28.7
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 109%
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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 4,086 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,269
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