MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive204% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime4 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 13:00
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 387
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 661
MC Mixed 612
90% 606 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 296
Parallax 327
102% 317 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 301
Splatting 210
102% 237 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 650 638 641 643 612 608 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
204% Outstanding
Read 1,900
Write 810
Mixed 660
SusWrite 632
220% 1,000 MB/s
4K Read 45.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 52.9
199% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 999
DQ Write 297
DQ Mixed 382
351% 560 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 204%
Great: 237%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 178 179 178 176 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 136
Mixed 28.8
SusWrite 177
93% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.9
350% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 33.9
MC Mixed 27.3
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 36.2
SC Mixed 27
79% 27.5 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 96%
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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 4,496 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 107% - Outstanding Total price: $1,041
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