MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics94.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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 @ 2.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateNov 30 '19 at 06:16
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
1-Core 144
2-Core 288
101% 216 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 752
81% 628 Pts
64-Core 748
50% 748 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Lighting 365
Reflection 343
Parallax 398
96% 368 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 358
Splatting 235
95% 265 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 191 176 153 157 151 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 488
Mixed 409
SusWrite 197
89% 399 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 62.9
216% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 116%
Great: 122%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$66
443GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 142 143 142 143 143 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 152
Write 97.8
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 142
87% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2346 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
79.7% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 24.5
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 24.8
72% 25 GB/s
Latency 61.2
65% 61.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 82%
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 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 8,018 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,028
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