MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 12.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics66.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive46.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 25 '19 at 05:08
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
12.2% Very poor
1-Core 21
2-Core 38
14% 29.5 Pts
4-Core 69.5
8-Core 93.4
11% 81.4 Pts
64-Core 88.6
6% 88.6 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 12.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
66.6% Good
Lighting 117
Reflection 152
Parallax 430
44% 233 fps
MRender 311
Gravity 357
Splatting 222
96% 297 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSNK128GVN8 M.2 2280 128GB
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: K8DC4101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 110 107 114 114 111 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 332
Write 129
Mixed 160
SusWrite 113
40% 183 MB/s
4K Read 15.5
4K Write 28.8
4K Mixed 19
63% 21.1 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 95.4
DQ Mixed 127
102% 147 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 70%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
25GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 655
Write 586
Mixed 506
130% 583 MB/s
4K Read 23.1
4K Write 35.8
4K Mixed 27.5
89% 28.8 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 189
138% 179 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$72
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
43.8% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 18.9
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 5.1
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 8.2
22% 7.6 GB/s
Latency 148
27% 148 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 43.8%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 6,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,026
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