MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 79.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics125% 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 Drive79.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime5.4 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 00:55
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
79.2% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 115
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 376
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 589
MC Float 641
MC Mixed 633
93% 621 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
Asus(1043 8593) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 407
Reflection 378
Parallax 393
124% 393 fps
MRender 231
Gravity 387
Splatting 244
126% 288 fps
Poor: 74%
This bench: 125%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$199
29GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 506
Write 350
Mixed 349
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 44.9
4K Mixed 11.4
99% 32.1 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 67.9
92% 171 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 116%
WD WD100EFAX-68LHPN0 10TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 170
Mixed 163
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 4.37
4K Mixed 0.56
186% 1.98 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 107%
Great: 117%
Seagate Laptop SSHD 2.5" 1TB-$70
588GB free
Firmware: SM14 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 97.6
Write 112
Mixed 75.1
71% 94.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 5.39
4K Mixed 0.38
161% 2.08 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 64%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$90
61GB free
Firmware: CC51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 128
Write 101
Mixed 113
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.19
60% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$186
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.3
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27.5
SC Mixed 24
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 86%
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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 4,557 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: 110% - Outstanding Total price: $1,014
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