MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 19:29
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
71.6% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 215
80% 167 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 613
65% 507 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
Gigabyte(1458 3775) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 194
Parallax 202
68% 209 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 208
Splatting 156
72% 168 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,661
Write 6,729
Mixed 7,001
1,591% 7,131 MB/s
4K Read 538
4K Write 272
4K Mixed 314
1,363% 375 MB/s
DQ Read 1,272
DQ Write 864
DQ Mixed 920
726% 1,018 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 181 176 175 177 174 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 142
Write 151
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 175
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 91%
Great: 115%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 4GB
4GB free, PID 1d00
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.3 5.4 5.6 5.6 5.2 5.7 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
4.18% Terrible
Read 10.3
Write 4
Mixed 3
SusWrite 5.4
7% 5.67 MB/s
4K Read 6.4
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
24% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.18%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$62
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
73% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 22.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 23.1
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73%
Great: 89%
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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 6,465 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,027
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