MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 28 '18 at 06:37
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 87
SC Float 98.5
SC Mixed 90.6
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 225
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 469
77% 343 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 486
73% 485 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
Gigabyte(1458 3671) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1605 MHz, MLim: 1777 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 195
Parallax 214
70% 214 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 209
Splatting 137
72% 167 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$85
256GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 278 270 263 269 256 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 484
Mixed 262
SusWrite 276
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 49.3
188% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 243
206% 305 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
WD WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB
242GB free
Firmware: 03.03V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 112 112 112 111 109 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 98.2
Write 95.9
Mixed 70.7
SusWrite 111
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1.3
238% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2760 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 31.6
100% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 28.7
84% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 56
71% 56 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 112%
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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 4,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,071
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