MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime5.4 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 07:11
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 409
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 652
96% 645 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Lighting 311
Reflection 292
Parallax 309
96% 304 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 278
Splatting 225
100% 235 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 4TB-$200
483GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 135
Write 149
Mixed 125
102% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 5.63
4K Mixed 0.5
186% 2.25 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 82%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 23.2
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 24.2
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 108%
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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 5,294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,126
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