MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics60.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive204% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory55.2 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime3 Days
Run DateAug 13 '18 at 12:02
Run Duration288 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
75.3% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 216
81% 170 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 661
66% 526 Pts
64-Core 649
44% 649 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$124
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
60.6% Good
Lighting 247
Reflection 209
Parallax 248
65% 234 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 222
Splatting 175
61% 184 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$199
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 501 447 437 394 440 440 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
204% Outstanding
Read 1,988
Write 768
Mixed 608
SusWrite 443
208% 952 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 55
221% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,087
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 373
354% 577 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 204%
Great: 238%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$199
28GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,001
Write 905
Mixed 712
263% 1,206 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 48.8
198% 72.5 MB/s
DQ Read 1084
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 371
360% 593 MB/s
Poor: 124% Great: 238%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
117GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 465 472 478 482 487 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 477
Mixed 388
SusWrite 460
103% 455 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 63.9
218% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 132%
Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
77GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 484 465 481 478 470 484 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 473
Mixed 358
SusWrite 477
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 61.3
211% 75.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 130%
Great: 133%
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB-$160
105GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 264 218 101 102 103 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 417
Write 272
Mixed 290
SusWrite 148
63% 282 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 43.7
162% 61.5 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 176
154% 231 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 92%
WD Elements 25A3 2TB
637GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 113 114 116 116 116 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 89.5
Write 88.4
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 114
128% 92.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
105% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 59%
ST2000DM 006-2DM164 2TB
652GB free, PID 2773
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 155 154 151 154 155 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 156
Write 112
Mixed 77.2
SusWrite 152
163% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
88% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 70%
WD Elements 25A3 4TB
2.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 160 155 159 160 158 160 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 158
Write 153
Mixed 121
SusWrite 159
200% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
126% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$613
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.4
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.8
66% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 182%
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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 7,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,044
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