MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive164% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateApr 19 '19 at 17:32
Run Duration246 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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-$281
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
69.1% Good
1-Core 120
2-Core 222
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 385
8-Core 562
61% 473 Pts
64-Core 558
37% 558 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
35.2% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 134
Parallax 174
36% 147 fps
MRender 109
Gravity 124
Splatting 85.6
34% 106 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$235
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 665 649 621 642 605 589 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 1,306
Write 946
Mixed 705
SusWrite 628
200% 896 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 48.5
177% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 519
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 388
298% 409 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 164%
Great: 221%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
295GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 52 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
35% Below average
Read 69
Write 69.5
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 52.5
45% 61.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 35%
Great: 73%
Seagate ST9160821AS 160GB-$60
87GB free
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 26 28 26 28 28 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Read 30
Write 30.8
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 27.1
21% 28.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 24%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$294
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 136 134 140 135 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 150
Write 164
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 137
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
221% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
433GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 88 87 89 87 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
69% Good
Read 154
Write 150
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 86.7
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
803GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 67 73 67 64 70 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 115
Write 96.8
Mixed 54
SusWrite 68.2
61% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
182% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 104%
WD Elements 2TB
226GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 35 37 37 38 37 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
19.8% Very poor
Read 36
Write 34.8
Mixed 27
SusWrite 36.6
46% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.8%
Great: 45%
Samsung D3 Station 3TB
1.5TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 40 40 40 40 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
36.2% Below average
Read 39
Write 38.7
Mixed 33.5
SusWrite 39.5
51% 37.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 7.1
4K Mixed 0.7
268% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 79%
WD Elements 107C 4TB
572GB free, PID 107c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 138 141 142 140 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 100
Write 106
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 140
147% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 59%
WD Elements 25A3 6TB
1.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 116 118 117 117 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 126
Write 118
Mixed 101
SusWrite 116
156% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
133% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 98%
WD Elements 25A3 6TB
2.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 132 133 132 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 126
Write 127
Mixed 105
SusWrite 131
167% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
133% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 20.3
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 21.5
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 138%
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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 6,859 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,042
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