MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 86.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory7.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateMar 11 '18 at 22:28
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i7-7700K-$350
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 126
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 414
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 625
MC Mixed 634
91% 609 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 177
Parallax 263
69% 213 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 187
Splatting 125
66% 152 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SATA M.2 1TB-$219
744GB free
Firmware: X41110WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 498
Write 276
Mixed 281
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 66.5
4K Mixed 21.8
111% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 42.3
88% 182 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 110%
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$90
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 479
Write 275
Mixed 310
78% 355 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 20.3
107% 41.2 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 33.8
73% 149 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$84
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 156
Mixed 160
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.17
62% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$110
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
76.4% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 30
MC Mixed 24.2
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 18.1
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 93%
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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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