MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 84.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics85.6% 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 Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory25.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateNov 25 '22 at 09:29
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 20%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$163
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Memory 91.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 237
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 620
64% 517 Pts
64-Core 626
39% 626 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$200
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2057 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 526.98
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Lighting 108
Reflection 111
Parallax 102
87% 107 fps
MRender 94.6
Gravity 105
Splatting 102
84% 100 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 297 172 163 181 164 152 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 457
Mixed 373
SusWrite 188
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 59.9
202% 72.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 360
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 109%
Great: 124%
Toshiba DT01ABA200 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: MZ4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 124 127 126 126 126 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 146
Write 146
Mixed 31
SusWrite 126
81% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.6
134% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 24.5
80% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 34.3
SC Mixed 25.1
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 95%

 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 72 60 144 27" 1920 1080 PHLC0E2 PHL 272G5
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 1,452 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $733
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