MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 163%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.2% 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 Drive245% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
26 days ago, 26 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory25.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 24 '19 at 21:08
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 511
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 629
MC Float 726
MC Mixed 724
104% 693 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,080
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 142
60% 143 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 238%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 929 664 661 605 606 607 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 1,988
Write 1,755
Mixed 799
SusWrite 679
290% 1,305 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 62.2
239% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,031
DQ Write 1,256
DQ Mixed 1,058
821% 1,115 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 245%
Great: 263%
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
23GB free
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 351 253 258 331 314 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 347
Mixed 312
SusWrite 312
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 44.2
180% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 133
156% 272 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$214
232GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2271 1696 1701 1702 1706 1701 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
377% Outstanding
Read 2,639
Write 2,454
Mixed 1,995
SusWrite 1,796
499% 2221 MB/s
4K Read 68
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 95.2
321% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,514
DQ Write 1,291
DQ Mixed 1,373
1,037% 1,393 MB/s
Poor: 244%
This bench: 377%
Great: 381%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
583GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 130 130 131 130 130 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
62% Good
Read 85.5
Write 85.3
Mixed 58
SusWrite 130
66% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3060 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 31.6
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 42
SC Mixed 30.4
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 107%
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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 6,277 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: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,023
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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