MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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 89.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.7% 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 Drive113% 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.
High background CPU (26%). 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 09 '18 at 21:41
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 26%

 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-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 442
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 512
MC Mixed 498
73% 486 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 4993) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Lighting 308
Reflection 278
Parallax 342
99% 309 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 279
Splatting 196
93% 215 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
175GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 440 465 470 457 477 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 446
Mixed 284
SusWrite 448
94% 416 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 42.1
167% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 169
176% 290 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$190
102GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 457 472 480 480 485 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 458
Mixed 343
SusWrite 463
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 45.6
174% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 329
257% 354 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 116%
Great: 119%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
216GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 288 288 287 288 289 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 472
Mixed 383
SusWrite 295
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 61.9
215% 77.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 352
267% 360 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 120%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$43
931GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 179 195 196 190 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 145
Mixed 85
SusWrite 186
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.7
146% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2900 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 37.4
MC Mixed 32.1
92% 32.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 37.2
SC Mixed 27.7
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 109%
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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 4,281 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: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,020
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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