MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.7% 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 Drive245% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory25.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 24 '19 at 21:08
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$286
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Memory 95.6
1-Core 141
2-Core 275
97% 171 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 636
76% 573 Pts
64-Core 724
49% 724 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,300
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 142
42% 143 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 197%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 929 664 661 605 606 607 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
245% Outstanding
Read 1,988
Write 1,755
Mixed 799
SusWrite 679
290% 1,305 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 62.2
239% 92.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,031
DQ Write 1,256
DQ Mixed 1,058
821% 1,115 MB/s
Poor: 151%
This bench: 245%
Great: 257%
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
23GB free
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 368 351 253 258 331 314 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 347
Mixed 312
SusWrite 312
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 44.2
180% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 305
DQ Mixed 133
156% 272 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$184
232GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2271 1696 1701 1702 1706 1701 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
377% Outstanding
Read 2,639
Write 2,454
Mixed 1,995
SusWrite 1,796
499% 2221 MB/s
4K Read 68
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 95.2
321% 115 MB/s
DQ Read 1,514
DQ Write 1,291
DQ Mixed 1,373
1,037% 1,393 MB/s
Poor: 218%
This bench: 377%
Great: 374%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
583GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 130 130 131 130 130 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
62% Good
Read 85.5
Write 85.3
Mixed 58
SusWrite 130
66% 89.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
210% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 62%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3060 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.1
MC Write 38.1
MC Mixed 31.6
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 42
SC Mixed 30.4
88% 30.8 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 104%

 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 1,622 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $970
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