MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 130%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive314% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years 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
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 16:22
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 424
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 674
MC Mixed 607
95% 632 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 36E1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1774 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
66.9% Good
Lighting 215
Reflection 185
Parallax 202
65% 200 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 126
68% 157 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$169
378GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
314% Outstanding
Read 2,757
Write 1,450
Mixed 1,466
416% 1,891 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 191
4K Mixed 54.8
264% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 934
DQ Write 695
DQ Mixed 284
356% 638 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 314%
Great: 258%
Crucial M4 128GB-$116
119GB free
Firmware: 040H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 492
Write 189
Mixed 275
70% 319 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 6.69
101% 43.4 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 7.36
36% 80.6 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 71%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
106GB free
Firmware: MU03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 395
Mixed 413
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 33.1
141% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 62.2
105% 205 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
WD Red 1TB (2012)-$63
317GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
45.2% Average
Read 69.8
Write 87.4
Mixed 70.5
57% 75.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.17
76% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.1% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 20.6
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 22.3
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 115%
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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 5,043 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,142
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