MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 08:22
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 508
117% 514 Pts
MC Int 729
MC Float 821
MC Mixed 778
116% 776 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
62.9% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 176
Parallax 195
59% 187 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 180
Splatting 124
66% 152 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 120GB
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 512
Write 493
Mixed 374
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 62.4
219% 79.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 358
270% 363 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 114%
Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB
196GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 493 493 495 499 497 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 500
Mixed 328
SusWrite 493
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 42.7
168% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 67.4
123% 242 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 116%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3333 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3400 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 40.3
MC Write 42.6
MC Mixed 33.8
111% 38.9 GB/s
SC Read 23.4
SC Write 47.1
SC Mixed 32.3
98% 34.3 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 110%
Great: 116%
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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 4,040 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,080
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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