MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive100% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory2.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime7 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 21:45
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i5-6600K-$223
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 437
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 437
66% 437 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1655 MHz, MLim: 1952 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 202
Parallax 223
71% 219 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 216
Splatting 152
78% 180 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$175
43GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 381
Mixed 418
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 86.9
4K Mixed 35.7
142% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 131
145% 245 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
270GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 157
Mixed 155
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.2
93% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$93
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
72.6% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 21.8
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 20.9
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 91%
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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 4,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,305
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