MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation 22%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics60.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive104% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161017
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 18 '19 at 04:15
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
28.1% Poor
1-Core 52.3
2-Core 89.2
34% 70.8 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 139
18% 135 Pts
64-Core 139
9% 139 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-$400
CLim: 1020 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.2.2
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
60.2% Good
Lighting 115
Reflection 144
Parallax 328
30% 196 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 238
Splatting 164
62% 174 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 65%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
MyDigitalSSD BPX NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$148
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM03.6 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 202 219 221 219 209 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 926
Write 386
Mixed 346
SusWrite 215
103% 468 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 34.8
122% 42.5 MB/s
DQ Read 469
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 282
229% 331 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 104%
Great: 208%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$75
2TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 168 169 169 167 167 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 130
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 167
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
147% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2133 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2300 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
39.8% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 12.7
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 11.1
29% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 92.3
43% 92.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 44%
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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 7,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 75%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 57%

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $170

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,038
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