MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics92.6% 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 Drive228% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '18 at 21:17
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 425
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 655
97% 652 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan X-$1,010
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
92.6% Outstanding
Lighting 309
Reflection 281
Parallax 305
95% 299 fps
MRender 177
Gravity 274
Splatting 173
91% 208 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.6%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
228% Outstanding
Read 1,964
Write 1,209
Mixed 1,181
320% 1,451 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 39.4
196% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 480
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 173
189% 320 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 228%
Great: 232%
Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB-$124
14GB free
Firmware: M311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 310
Mixed 377
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 28.6
133% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 80.7
128% 246 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 91%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 120
Write 121
Mixed 114
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.26
99% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
87.9% Excellent
MC Read 28.8
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 28.9
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 28.3
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 113%
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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 4,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,080
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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