MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 92.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive112% 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
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 11 '19 at 06:38
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 714
82% 627 Pts
64-Core 724
49% 724 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB-$100
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 401 393 384 395 396 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 401
Mixed 286
SusWrite 388
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 35.1
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 41.3
180% 72.4 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 319
243% 328 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 112%
Great: 110%
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 120GB-$180
49GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 190 183 181 182 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
Read 442
Write 220
Mixed 262
SusWrite 186
62% 277 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 43.7
176% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 144
137% 217 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 87%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$325
248GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 418 494 477 476 471 460 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 493
Mixed 464
SusWrite 466
109% 484 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 65.3
222% 80.8 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 350
267% 360 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 134%
Great: 134%
Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB-$23
147GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 63 63 64 64 64 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Read 60.5
Write 26.8
Mixed 37
SusWrite 63.5
35% 47 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 44%
Seagate ST3250820AS 250GB-$23
229GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 56 56 56 57 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Read 81.5
Write 41.3
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 56
41% 55.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$107
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 41.2
MC Mixed 32
105% 36.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 44.5
SC Mixed 31.9
94% 33.1 GB/s
Latency 50.2
80% 50.2 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
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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 6,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
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: $1,026
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