MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics118% 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 Drive133% 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.
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime5.6 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '19 at 04:24
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$284
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
1-Core 145
2-Core 286
102% 216 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 742
78% 608 Pts
64-Core 735
49% 735 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
MSI(1462 3603) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 473
Reflection 453
Parallax 506
124% 477 fps
MRender 233
Gravity 488
Splatting 253
111% 325 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 118%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 120GB-$65
30GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM04.C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 539 273 128 87 40 47 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 1017
Write 378
Mixed 517
SusWrite 186
115% 524 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 49.2
181% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 510
DQ Write 626
DQ Mixed 485
389% 540 MB/s
Poor: 93%
This bench: 133%
Great: 180%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
34GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 88 86 86 94 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
63% Good
Read 258
Write 123
Mixed 178
SusWrite 88
36% 162 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 36.1
139% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 85.9
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 88.3
70% 97.4 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63%
Great: 74%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
3GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 499
Write 476
Mixed 393
102% 456 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.8
204% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 79% Great: 124%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$300
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 120 119 123 124 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 119
Write 144
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 123
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
296% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 122%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$26
16GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 44 44 45 45 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
28.5% Poor
Read 54
Write 52.5
Mixed 42
SusWrite 44.6
36% 48.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 28.5%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3060 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
MC Read 34.9
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 30.2
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 30.5
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 105%
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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 6,704 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,033
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
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