MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.5% 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 Drive130% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 11 '19 at 23:58
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i7-7700K-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
85% Excellent
SC Int 131
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 116
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 415
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 712
105% 705 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 85%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
42.5% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 85.3
Parallax 127
42% 117 fps
MRender 81.1
Gravity 130
Splatting 87.1
43% 99.5 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$89
423GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 391 486 486 490 489 489 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 489
Mixed 397
SusWrite 472
105% 465 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 62.1
207% 73.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 130%
Great: 135%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$41
205GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 365 366 366 366 365 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 481
Write 360
Mixed 238
SusWrite 355
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 15
118% 51.1 MB/s
DQ Read 168
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 89
109% 187 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
2TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 190 195 196 193 196 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 161
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 195
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 111%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
71.4% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.4
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 25.6
SC Mixed 21.6
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 71.4%
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 4,879 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $353Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $159Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $89
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $115SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $780SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $125SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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