MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 85%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 as expected (44th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
85% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 115
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 423
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 596
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 647
96% 645 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57% Above average
Lighting 136
Reflection 142
Parallax 142
43% 140 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 142
Splatting 217
67% 167 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 57%
Great: 108%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SATA M.2 250GB-$43
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 239 199 190 118 127 117 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th 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: 100%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$49
110GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 142 141 125 104 127 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th 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: 108%
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 (66th 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: 49%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 100%
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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 6,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,023
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