MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 86.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive100% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJun 07 '19 at 17:28
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$273
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Memory 94.7
1-Core 115
2-Core 240
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 632
68% 527 Pts
64-Core 647
43% 647 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 425.31
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
41.2% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 142
Parallax 142
36% 140 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 142
Splatting 217
42% 167 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SATA M.2 250GB-$65
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 199 190 118 127 117 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 470
Mixed 326
SusWrite 165
81% 360 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 49.8
186% 67.7 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 255
207% 294 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 100%
Great: 101%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$53
110GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 141 125 104 127 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 105
Write 116
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 130
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 27.7
90% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 27.5
80% 28 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 98%

 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 1,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,022
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