MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 88.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics133% 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 Drive254% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 19 '17 at 07:56
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 417
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 643
MC Float 730
MC Mixed 691
103% 688 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 440
Reflection 396
Parallax 440
136% 425 fps
MRender 230
Gravity 414
Splatting 248
130% 297 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 133%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$275
807GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
254% Outstanding
Read 2,008
Write 1,441
Mixed 1,224
345% 1,558 MB/s
4K Read 55.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 56.2
222% 79.1 MB/s
DQ Read 432
DQ Write 368
DQ Mixed 33.9
126% 278 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 254%
Great: 291%
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$474
5.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 210
Write 248
Mixed 209
167% 222 MB/s
4K Read 6.95
4K Write 3.05
4K Mixed 0.37
387% 3.45 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 132%
Great: 126%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$136
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.3% Very good
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.6
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 16.4
46% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 97%
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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 4,056 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,068
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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