MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (97th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 3 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics163% 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 Drive119% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateJun 18 '17 at 17:15
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (97th 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 i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 143
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 578
QC Mixed 551
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 556
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 106%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2780 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Lighting 710
Reflection 403
Parallax 454
191% 522 fps
MRender 260
Gravity 444
Splatting 271
142% 325 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 163%
Great: 141%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$165
146GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 402
Mixed 412
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 51.9
194% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 129
151% 263 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3071 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 42.4
MC Mixed 34.1
103% 36 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 31.5
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
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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 3,735 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,161
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $367Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $280Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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