MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35.4% 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 Drive198% 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
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 19 '19 at 18:37
Run Duration245 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
82% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 245
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 661
70% 547 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$135
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.2
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
35.4% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 134
Parallax 176
36% 148 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 125
Splatting 85.5
34% 106 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$235
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1095 1098 937 769 596 603 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,537
Write 1,220
Mixed 777
SusWrite 850
245% 1,096 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 54.3
196% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 470
367% 514 MB/s
Poor: 118%
This bench: 198%
Great: 219%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$50
295GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 56 55 56 57 57 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
31.3% Below average
Read 52.5
Write 48.8
Mixed 41
SusWrite 56
37% 49.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 76%
Seagate ST9160821AS 160GB-$60
87GB free
Firmware: 3.ALC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 28 28 29 29 29 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
18.7% Very poor
Read 36.5
Write 36.3
Mixed 27.5
SusWrite 28.6
24% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.5
88% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 18.7%
Great: 24%
WD Black 5TB (2015)-$294
3TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 169 169 168 171 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 201
Mixed 106
SusWrite 171
120% 164 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.1
417% 3.33 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$75
433GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 90 89 90 91 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 162
Write 123
Mixed 92.2
SusWrite 88.9
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
206% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$75
803GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 80 81 81 80 81 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 133
Write 108
Mixed 73.7
SusWrite 79.9
73% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 103%
WD Elements 2TB
226GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 36 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
20% Poor
Read 36.2
Write 34.8
Mixed 28.7
SusWrite 37.6
47% 34.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 20%
Great: 44%
Samsung D3 Station 3TB
1.5TB free, PID 6124
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 41 41 41 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 36
Write 37.7
Mixed 32.7
SusWrite 40.6
51% 36.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 0.8
274% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 79%
WD Elements 107C 4TB
572GB free, PID 107c
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 143 144 145 143 144 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 105
Write 106
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 143
149% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
116% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 59%
WD Elements 25A3 6TB
1.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 119 119 119 118 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
50.7% Above average
Read 118
Write 124
Mixed 104
SusWrite 119
159% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
119% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 98%
WD Elements 25A3 6TB
2.5TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 134 134 134 134 134 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 125
Write 132
Mixed 107
SusWrite 134
171% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
129% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 55.8%
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 @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 40
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 29.9
104% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 42.5
SC Mixed 31.9
92% 32.4 GB/s
Latency 45.5
88% 45.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 104%
Great: 135%
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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 7,072 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $996
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