MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 10 '21 at 01:39
Run Duration274 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing way above expectations (85th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Memory 95.5
1-Core 139
2-Core 255
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 623
71% 543 Pts
64-Core 707
47% 707 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 472.12
Performing below potential (55th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
105% Outstanding
Lighting 126
Reflection 147
Parallax 132
102% 135 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 139
Splatting 123
110% 127 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 105%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,279
Write 1,762
Mixed 841
358% 1,627 MB/s
4K Read 48
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 66.9
234% 85.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,316
DQ Write 1,156
DQ Mixed 1,115
869% 1,196 MB/s
Poor: 164% Great: 349%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
53GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 111 110 106 110 110 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
75% Very good
Read 278
Write 152
Mixed 190
SusWrite 111
41% 183 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 43
167% 63.4 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 119
94% 129 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 75%
Great: 73%
Intel 330 Series 120GB-$200
86GB free
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 120 125 124 126 127 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 410
Write 143
Mixed 189
SusWrite 121
48% 216 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 40.3
168% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 155
114% 150 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 81%
UGB88RAA480HMX 480GB
19GB free
Firmware: 3.2.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 187 149 156 178 141 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
61.5% Good
Read 393
Write 256
Mixed 241
SusWrite 168
59% 265 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 22.7
4K Mixed 26.2
91% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 232
DQ Write 95.6
DQ Mixed 136
108% 155 MB/s
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$137
119GB free
Firmware: EXM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 444 446 448 448 448 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 443
Mixed 291
SusWrite 446
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 48
182% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 296
241% 342 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 120%
Great: 117%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 118 118 121 118 120 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 117
Write 121
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 119
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x16GB-$229
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 30.9
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.9
SC Write 45.5
SC Mixed 31.5
95% 33.3 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 10 8 240 27.7" 1280 720 ACR0585 Acer XB272
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 4,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,313
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