MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.4% 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 Drive230% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2048 x 1152 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 06:06
Run Duration240 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-6700-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
75.3% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 357
80% 353 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 608
90% 605 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Lighting 292
Reflection 287
Parallax 338
96% 306 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 286
Splatting 229
102% 239 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$190
157GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 1,959
Write 1,278
Mixed 1,171
325% 1,469 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 46.1
195% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 411
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 140
153% 262 MB/s
Poor: 172%
This bench: 230%
Great: 257%
JetFlash Transcend 4GB
3GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
5.58% Terrible
Read 18.7
Write 5.68
Mixed 8.52
12% 11 MB/s
4K Read 6.62
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
26% 2.22 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.58%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 26.2
82% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 32.2
SC Mixed 25
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 110%
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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 4,855 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,217
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