MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (92nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 8 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 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive307% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 13:35
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (92nd 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, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Memory 96.7
1-Core 148
2-Core 293
102% 179 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 805
83% 655 Pts
64-Core 811
54% 811 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$200
CLim: 1560 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
69.4% Good
Lighting 267
Reflection 207
Parallax 338
70% 271 fps
MRender 166
Gravity 258
Splatting 149
70% 191 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$84
334GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1102 843 847 848 829 833 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
307% Outstanding
Read 2,779
Write 2373
Mixed 1,881
SusWrite 884
442% 1,979 MB/s
4K Read 77.4
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 92.6
301% 97.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1,510
DQ Write 631
DQ Mixed 572
555% 904 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 307%
Great: 320%
3 1TB SSD 1TB
113GB free
Firmware: 1A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 433 432 430 431 429 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 415
Mixed 398
SusWrite 431
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 91.3
4K Mixed 28.4
143% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 41.3
87% 173 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 C18 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 42.6
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 30.9
112% 39.1 GB/s
SC Read 24.3
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 30.9
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 110%
Great: 111%

 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 9,192 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,019
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HDDRAMUSB
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