MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics113% 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 Drive130% 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)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateNov 26 '21 at 01:01
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Memory 89.4
1-Core 122
2-Core 241
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 647
68% 534 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$861
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 496.76
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
113% Outstanding
Lighting 140
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
113% 142 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 140
Splatting 122
112% 132 fps
Poor: 115%
This bench: 113%
Great: 151%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$160
338GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 426 395 380 379 373 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 445
Mixed 384
SusWrite 402
97% 433 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 65.4
221% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 130%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$160
118GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 463 238 223 201 209 192 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 484
Mixed 386
SusWrite 254
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 59.2
210% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 116%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$74
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 23.7
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 23.1
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 104%

 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 9 7 144 27" 1280 720 ACR0490 XB271HU
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 4,479 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
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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