MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics80.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive82.6% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory26.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display5760 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime5.9 Days
Run DateFeb 04 '19 at 15:37
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Memory 83.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 210
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 387
53% 388 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below potential (58th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80.5% Excellent
Lighting 102
Reflection 104
Parallax 96.6
84% 101 fps
MRender 86.7
Gravity 90.2
Splatting 91
52% 89.3 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$70
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 241 200 183 187 173 183 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 423
Write 267
Mixed 303
SusWrite 194
66% 297 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 34.5
133% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 179
165% 255 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 91%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
96GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 350 321 316 319 311 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 451
Mixed 384
SusWrite 334
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 58.9
199% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 337
253% 337 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 117%
Great: 133%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
483GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 109 109 112 117 118 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 124
Write 114
Mixed 68
SusWrite 113
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.7
164% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 77%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
341GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 102 104 107 114 114 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 83.5
Write 110
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 107
66% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.2
198% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
74.1% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 24.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 27.9
SC Mixed 21.9
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 146%

 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 2,575 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $969
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