MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMar 05 '18 at 15:22
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 472
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 734
MC Mixed 699
104% 695 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 302
Parallax 325
101% 318 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 310
Splatting 198
103% 237 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$217
313GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 493
Mixed 514
114% 511 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 25.6
139% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 25.5
33% 57 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 127%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$115
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 162
Mixed 156
120% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.28
116% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$171
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 37.3
MC Write 41.3
MC Mixed 31.3
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.5
SC Write 45.5
SC Mixed 31.6
95% 33.2 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
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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 4,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,248
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