MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 90.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics111% 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 Drive115% 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
8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 10 '19 at 17:39
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
1-Core 145
2-Core 278
100% 212 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 752
81% 630 Pts
64-Core 781
52% 781 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3850 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 432
Reflection 337
Parallax 426
111% 398 fps
MRender 405
Gravity 399
Splatting 239
111% 348 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$110
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 152 152 152 152 151 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 493
Mixed 369
SusWrite 183
87% 388 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 61.8
216% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 354
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 115%
Great: 114%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$100
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01K04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 157 157 159 159 156 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 155
Mixed 99.2
SusWrite 157
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 1
213% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 30.9
102% 35.6 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 43
SC Mixed 32
94% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 50.1
80% 50.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 6,483 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,026
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198AMD RX 5700 XT $400Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $695SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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