MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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.
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)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 03:20
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU1%

 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 (98th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 569
QC Mixed 542
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 691
MC Float 815
MC Mixed 738
112% 748 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$98
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR060
SusWrite @10s intervals: 470 484 366 244 187 241 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 252
Mixed 384
SusWrite 332
78% 347 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42.3
157% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 327
DQ Mixed 323
247% 334 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 100%
Great: 100%
WD Black 1.5TB (2010)
435GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 71 72 72 71 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 132
Write 125
Mixed 101
SusWrite 71.4
80% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
206% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$147
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3060 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 39.4
MC Mixed 30.9
101% 35.3 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 42.9
SC Mixed 31.5
93% 32.5 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
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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 4,067 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,070
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HDDRAMUSB
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