MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.2% 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 Drive119% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateSep 19 '16 at 23:44
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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 i5-6600K-$234
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 146
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 149
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 573
QC Float 598
QC Mixed 584
133% 585 Pts
MC Int 574
MC Float 600
MC Mixed 581
88% 585 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 111%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 21.19.134.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 181
Parallax 282
78% 232 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 186
Splatting 198
73% 176 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 50
192% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 28.1
102% 228 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 119%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 158
Mixed 157
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.18
72% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 39.9
MC Mixed 30.5
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 39.3
SC Mixed 29.4
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 48.9
82% 48.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 108%
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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 5,874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,029
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $350Nvidia GTX 1070 $380Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $208Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $99
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $108Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $651SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $85SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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