MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 97.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% 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 Drive118% 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)
Memory14.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 12:34
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-7700K-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 472
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 785
MC Mixed 747
111% 740 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 288
Parallax 328
102% 316 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 294
Splatting 230
104% 242 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 394
Mixed 424
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 49.7
190% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 109
141% 256 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 118%
Great: 124%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 155
Mixed 144
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.2
81% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
MC Read 34
MC Write 34.6
MC Mixed 27.5
92% 32 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 27.6
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 108%
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 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 4,537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $63
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $210Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $90
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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