MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 89.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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 Drive86.1% 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
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 09 '17 at 19:50
Run Duration231 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
89.9% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 445
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 674
100% 668 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 348
Reflection 307
Parallax 326
105% 327 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 303
Splatting 234
106% 246 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Neutron XT 240GB-$170
155GB free
Firmware: SAFC02.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 524
Write 375
Mixed 423
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 12.9
120% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 45.7
76% 138 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 103%
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB-$85
15GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 491
Write 154
Mixed 200
61% 282 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 10.9
126% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 164
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 36.6
60% 115 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 72%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
123GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 128
Write 68.3
Mixed 110
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.29
99% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 105%
WD WD7500AAVS-00D7B0 750GB
68GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 73.2
Write 77.4
Mixed 60
52% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.59
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.23
76% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 47%
WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB
63GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 49.5
Write 55.7
Mixed 51
39% 52.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.88
4K Mixed 0.32
89% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 46%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$63
47GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 112
Write 74.6
Mixed 94.2
71% 93.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.32
86% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair ValueSelect DDR4 2133 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
42.1% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 11.9
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 14.3
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 43%
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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 3,153 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,242
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