MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 95%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics131% 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 Drive57.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 23:50
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 as expected (51st percentile)
95% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 457
104% 457 Pts
MC Int 649
MC Float 773
MC Mixed 734
107% 718 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 95%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
Asus(1043 85E8) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 420
Reflection 390
Parallax 412
129% 407 fps
MRender 255
Gravity 401
Splatting 254
132% 304 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 131%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 480GB-$70
446GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 520
Write 461
Mixed 481
109% 487 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 6.76
104% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 24.7
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 7.26
28% 57.6 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 71%
HyperX Fury 240GB-$83
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 496
Write 171
Mixed 269
68% 312 MB/s
4K Read 16.8
4K Write 98.3
4K Mixed 5.07
84% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 27.7
DQ Write 133
DQ Mixed 6.48
27% 55.7 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$40
373GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 97.2
Write 101
Mixed 108
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.18
70% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
79.1% Very good
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 22.9
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 24.7
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 89%
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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 4,543 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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