MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 97.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
14 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 2 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 10 '18 at 02:02
Run Duration277 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 497
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 546
81% 542 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1635 MHz, MLim: 1842 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Relative performance n/a - atypical extreme
Poor: 54% Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
323GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 48% Great: 109%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 8GB
7GB free, PID a815
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
5% Terrible
Read 17.4
Write 4.73
Mixed 7.07
10% 9.73 MB/s
4K Read 5.99
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.008
23% 2 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3060 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
59.8% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 18.5
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 20.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 103%
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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 5,296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,126
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