MSI Z170 GAMING 7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 Z170 GAMING 7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 18:07
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User ARG-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 139
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 436
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 643
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 690
106% 711 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 217
Reflection 191
Parallax 211
66% 206 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 203
Splatting 164
73% 172 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
144GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 414
Mixed 421
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 85.8
4K Mixed 32.6
153% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 46.2
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 27.2
57% 110 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 113%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
65GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 50.6
186% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 130
147% 253 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 117%
Great: 115%
WD Green 500GB (2012)
170GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 97.7
Write 111
Mixed 93.9
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.24
108% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 79%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$42
123GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 96.3
Write 95.8
Mixed 68.9
65% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.4
86% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2400C15D4/4G 029E CMK8GX4M1A2400C14 KHX2400C15D4/4G 16GB
2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
72.2% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 21.9
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 23.1
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170 GAMING 7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 11 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170 GAMING 7 (MS-7976)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $764
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-7700K $285AMD RX 480 $300Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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