MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 97.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics106% 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% 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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 09 '18 at 22:57
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$328
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 476
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 684
MC Mixed 690
92% 622 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 351
Reflection 303
Parallax 317
105% 324 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 308
Splatting 232
107% 248 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$121
351GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 400
Mixed 413
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 28.8
146% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 45.8
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 27.5
61% 118 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 95%
Great: 134%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OA840 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 155
Mixed 118
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.45
130% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 84%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 109
Write 89.2
Mixed 92.4
73% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.4
102% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
64.7% Good
MC Read 24.1
MC Write 23.7
MC Mixed 18.8
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 22.2
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 108%
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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 4,855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,217
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HDDRAMUSB
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