MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 60.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics77.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive74.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateJun 11 '19 at 11:43
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.7% Good
Memory 87.3
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 127
66% 102 Pts
4-Core 191
8-Core 247
29% 219 Pts
64-Core 329
22% 329 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
77.4% Very good
Lighting 320
Reflection 291
Parallax 302
84% 304 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 283
Splatting 214
78% 232 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$47
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3K87RA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 274 173 74 83 27 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Read 450
Write 394
Mixed 76
SusWrite 126
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 69.8
4K Mixed 35.1
117% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 286
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 127
138% 230 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$43
290GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 73 72 71 75 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
55.8% Above average
Read 121
Write 117
Mixed 55.2
SusWrite 73.3
67% 91.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 86%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
792GB free, PID 0900
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 145 146 146 146 143 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 144
Write 122
Mixed 20
SusWrite 144
139% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
39% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
41% Average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 12.5
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 11.6
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41%
Great: 49%

 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 9,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,019
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