MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive132% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 08 '19 at 17:48
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i7-7700-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 422
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 688
MC Mixed 634
93% 625 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$145
Asus(1043 8627) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
37.8% Below average
Lighting 114
Reflection 78.2
Parallax 119
36% 104 fps
MRender 80.6
Gravity 112
Splatting 80.7
39% 91.1 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 37.8%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Pro 256GB-$88
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 436 452 468 478 477 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 477
Mixed 421
SusWrite 464
105% 467 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 62.8
215% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 346
263% 355 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 132%
Great: 132%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$45
756GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 177 183 184 185 184 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 91
Mixed 76
SusWrite 181
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200 C18 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
56.1% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 20.5
MC Mixed 15.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 17
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 6,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $1,021
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