MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 91.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive116% 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)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime6.9 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 08:29
Run Duration200 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 427
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 728
108% 725 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 212
Parallax 143
44% 166 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$235
284GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 523
Write 456
Mixed 480
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 44.6
171% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 328
DQ Mixed 165
172% 283 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 116%
Great: 121%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$298
107GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 73% Great: 115%
Seagate IronWolf 6TB (2017)-$193
5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Poor: 41% Great: 77%
Seagate Archive HDD 8TB (2015)-$200
3.5TB free
Firmware: AR13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 39% Great: 83%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$60
598GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 81.5
Write 77.2
Mixed 60.6
55% 73.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.13
66% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB-$360
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 28.5
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 37.4
SC Mixed 28.6
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 126%
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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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HDDRAMUSB
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