MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 90.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.1% 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)
Boot Drive120% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateJun 11 '19 at 17:14
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Memory 96.4
1-Core 130
2-Core 256
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 484
67% 488 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1555 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Lighting 70.5
Reflection 73.4
Parallax 66.3
58% 70.1 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 67.3
Splatting 58.6
47% 69.2 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$232
131GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 416 425 420 422 420 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 469
Mixed 363
SusWrite 420
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 38.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 50.7
188% 70.4 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 345
265% 360 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 120%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
81GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 478 481 475 428 373 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 490
Mixed 372
SusWrite 451
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 49.3
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 67.9
230% 82.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 363
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 136%
Great: 131%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$98
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 156 154 153 153 156 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Read 139
Write 137
Mixed 98.8
SusWrite 153
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.8
192% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 112%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$100
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 101 100 101 101 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 96.2
Write 87.5
Mixed 66.7
SusWrite 100
65% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$92
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3060 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 33.3
105% 36.9 GB/s
SC Read 22
SC Write 41.8
SC Mixed 30.4
90% 31.4 GB/s
Latency 52.4
76% 52.4 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%

 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 2,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $969
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