MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 84%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.6% 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.
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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 00:30
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
84% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 127
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 392
88% 391 Pts
MC Int 592
MC Float 709
MC Mixed 656
97% 652 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 84%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
EVGA(3842 2975) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 195
Parallax 206
63% 201 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 134
69% 160 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$129
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 267 308 351 262 128 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 356
Mixed 302
SusWrite 244
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.4
153% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 195
175% 263 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
118GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 107 104 106 107 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 161
Write 125
Mixed 84
SusWrite 106
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 114%
WD WD6402AAEX-00Z3A0 640GB
356GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 87 87 90 90 89 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
63.9% Good
Read 134
Write 97
Mixed 99.7
SusWrite 88.2
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
164% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
71.9% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 20.7
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 104%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 5,682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,035
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HDDRAMUSB
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