MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 93.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics131% 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 Drive58.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 09 '18 at 18:23
Run Duration301 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 478
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 622
95% 638 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 425
Reflection 393
Parallax 419
131% 412 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 402
Splatting 253
130% 298 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 131%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
53GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 437
Write 112
Mixed 152
51% 234 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 9.5
110% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 29.7
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 10.4
25% 50.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
741GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 155
Mixed 155
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.25
75% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 113%
ST340012 A 40GB
0GB free, PID 2338
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
3.37% Terrible
Read 7.9
Write 4.23
Mixed 6.31
7% 6.15 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 0.41
4K Mixed 0.16
20% 0.25 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.37%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$131
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.3% Average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 11.4
37% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 12.8
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 86%
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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 5,317 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,128
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