MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 04 '19 at 21:43
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$279
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Memory 90.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 219
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 564
62% 477 Pts
64-Core 578
39% 578 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.2% Above average
Lighting 228
Reflection 202
Parallax 221
60% 217 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 210
Splatting 144
58% 171 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 489
Write 423
Mixed 399
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 52.3
183% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 349
260% 345 MB/s
Poor: 81% Great: 134%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$75
52GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 127 108 112 104 104 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 465
Mixed 371
SusWrite 149
82% 365 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 51.5
176% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 230
208% 318 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$70
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 164 165 166 168 166 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 162
Mixed 101
SusWrite 164
111% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
70.7% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 22.4
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 22
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 80%
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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 9,021 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,089
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