MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 73%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive186% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateNov 28 '20 at 03:54
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$267
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 93.2
1-Core 123
2-Core 208
84% 141 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 604
64% 500 Pts
64-Core 560
38% 560 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2186 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 446.14
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 133
Reflection 139
Parallax 144
107% 139 fps
MRender 97.7
Gravity 138
Splatting 121
107% 119 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 107%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$224
515GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 22 506 768 160 383 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
186% Outstanding
Read 1,278
Write 1,362
Mixed 1,060
SusWrite 314
225% 1,004 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 71
236% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 965
DQ Write 911
DQ Mixed 312
406% 730 MB/s
Poor: 168%
This bench: 186%
Great: 288%
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
0GB free
Firmware: MU02
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 497
Write 353
Mixed 330
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 44.3
163% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 315
DQ Mixed 196
176% 264 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
48.1% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 14.4
46% 16 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 63%

 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 3,064 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 71%
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 61%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $973
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