MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 81.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive195% 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.
High background CPU (30%). 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)
Memory48.3 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateDec 05 '18 at 00:00
Run Duration277 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 116
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 394
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 619
93% 625 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 245
Reflection 121
Parallax 225
74% 197 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 206
Splatting 164
74% 173 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 559 820 644 662 874 850 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
195% Outstanding
Read 1,784
Write 460
Mixed 703
SusWrite 735
202% 920 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43.7
176% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 847
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 368
325% 504 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 195%
Great: 237%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
28GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,972
Write 911
Mixed 557
250% 1,147 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 59.6
4K Mixed 40.4
134% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 883
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 291
285% 472 MB/s
Poor: 138% Great: 237%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
205GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 261 388 350 378 463 435 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 469
Mixed 375
SusWrite 379
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 58.1
190% 67.3 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 118%
Great: 136%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
14GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 378 312 356 450 435 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 390
Write 224
Mixed 328
SusWrite 366
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 19.4
4K Write 57.3
4K Mixed 41
112% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 274
202% 267 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 136%
OCZ Vertex 3 MAX IOPS 240GB-$160
118GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 250 248 243 217 170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 396
Write 275
Mixed 303
SusWrite 231
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 81.1
4K Mixed 36
132% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 170
153% 234 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 89%
WD Elements 25A3 2TB
727GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 99 102 101 104 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 136
Write 136
Mixed 111
SusWrite 99.7
162% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
116% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 60%
WD Elements 25A3 4TB
779GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 109 109 110 113 113 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
46.8% Average
Read 108
Write 112
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 108
144% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB-$830
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 23.6
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 22.2
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 179%
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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 4,502 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: $1,037
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