MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics129% 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 Drive115% 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.
Run History
5 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 02 '18 at 19:12
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 494
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 698
MC Float 780
MC Mixed 750
111% 743 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 100%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$520
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 416
Reflection 386
Parallax 412
128% 404 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 399
Splatting 249
130% 297 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 129%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
320GB 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 (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 399
Mixed 411
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 51.6
181% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 128
150% 260 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
56GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 393
Mixed 416
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 34.8
143% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 66.7
120% 239 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 103%
Great: 99%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$90
741GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 110
Write 100
Mixed 95.5
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.17
80% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 84%
WD Black 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$37
297GB free
Firmware: 12.01A12 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 84
Write 74.5
Mixed 78.7
60% 79.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.26
92% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.8
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 30.4
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 42.6
SC Mixed 30.1
91% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 106%
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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 4,708 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: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,219
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HDDRAMUSB
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