MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics77.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive109% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory27.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 29 '17 at 17:44
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$286
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Memory 88.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 234
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 618
64% 503 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
77.7% Very good
Lighting 312
Reflection 304
Parallax 346
82% 321 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 286
Splatting 227
78% 236 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$240
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 496
Mixed 495
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 26.8
150% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 139
149% 243 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$43
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 153
Write 137
Mixed 144
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.21
106% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$43
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 142
Write 144
Mixed 135
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.19
106% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$43
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 156
Write 135
Mixed 129
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.27
111% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 04CD F4-2400C15-8GVR 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.7
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 21.7
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 79%

 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 1,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $970
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