MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 132%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics163% 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 Drive223% 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)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 12:33
Run Duration81 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 513
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 532
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 676
MC Float 771
MC Mixed 735
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$728
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB; gv-n108tgaming oc 11gb
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Lighting 524
Reflection 501
Parallax 604
171% 543 fps
MRender 262
Gravity 521
Splatting 282
157% 355 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 163%
Great: 179%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$103
184GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
223% Outstanding
Read 1,902
Write 1,141
Mixed 1,163
309% 1,402 MB/s
4K Read 55
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 38.1
198% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 510
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 171
198% 345 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 223%
Great: 264%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.3% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 20.4
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 22.1
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 72.3%
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 4,708 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,219
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HDDRAMUSB
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