MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.2% 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 Drive118% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory27.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 07 '20 at 12:21
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Memory 94.6
1-Core 147
2-Core 292
100% 178 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 491
67% 490 Pts
64-Core 505
34% 505 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing below potential (58th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.2% Very good
Lighting 311
Reflection 268
Parallax 268
82% 282 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 291
Splatting 228
80% 240 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 387 432 256 165 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 474
Mixed 384
SusWrite 296
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 62.9
205% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 361
271% 361 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 118%
Great: 133%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$67
649GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 127 126 129 128 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Read 76.5
Write 64.5
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 127
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
83% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 26.5
83% 29.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 25.4
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83%
Great: 88%
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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 8,975 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,089
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