MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 89.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics45.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive102% 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.
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)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 12 '16 at 07:03
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$339
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 441
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 659
97% 647 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$510
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7570
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (121 fps cap detected)
45.1% Average
Lighting 121
Reflection 121
Parallax 121
37% 121 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 121
Splatting 121
51% 121 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
180GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 378
Mixed 400
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 98.4
4K Mixed 27
154% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 104
132% 235 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164 4TB
2TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 180
Mixed 172
134% 179 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.54
169% 1.74 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 30.3
SC Mixed 23.7
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 79%
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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 4,679 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,246
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HDDRAMUSB
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