MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 11:14
Run Duration293 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 473
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 759
MC Mixed 724
108% 721 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-$380
CLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.2
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Lighting 250
Reflection 152
Parallax 366
90% 256 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 238
Splatting 173
77% 178 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 83%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 416
Mixed 421
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 47.4
180% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 124
142% 244 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$95
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 135
Write 183
Mixed 139
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 5.31
4K Mixed 0.82
221% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 112%
SanDisk Cruzer Force 16GB
3GB free, PID 557d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
9.04% Terrible
Read 21.5
Write 3.71
Mixed 5.93
10% 10.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.27
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 1.02
98% 2.82 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.04%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 32.2
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 43.9
SC Mixed 30.8
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 50.9
79% 50.9 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 102%
Great: 123%
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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 5,290 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: $1,130
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HDDRAMUSB
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