MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 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 good.
Graphics29.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive51% 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 (58%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 21:32
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 58%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
60.7% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 199
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 363
43% 328 Pts
64-Core 473
32% 473 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Relative performance (0th percentile)
29.2% Poor
Lighting 225
Reflection 220
Parallax 247
59% 230 fps
MRender 69.4
Gravity 103
Splatting 79.9
28% 84 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 22 18 18 16 18 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
51% Above average
Read 404
Write 93.3
Mixed 122
SusWrite 22
35% 160 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 35.4
4K Mixed 21.4
81% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 345
DQ Write 50.5
DQ Mixed 50.6
75% 149 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 51%
Great: 107%
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
19GB free
Firmware: SAFC12.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 416
Write 399
Mixed 334
85% 383 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 22.3
85% 29.4 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 204
189% 291 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$80
147GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 72 62 67 67 65 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
23.5% Poor
Read 16
Write 61.8
Mixed 22
SusWrite 65.7
30% 41.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
81% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 116%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$80
493GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 124 122 124 122 124 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
59% Above average
Read 85.3
Write 30.7
Mixed 46
SusWrite 120
52% 70.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 59%
Great: 77%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 16GB-$6
14GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.1 10 18 18 16 18 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
14.2% Very poor
Read 38
Write 8
Mixed 12
SusWrite 14.4
20% 18.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 14.2%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$175
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.1% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 18.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 16
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 108%
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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 7,766 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $989
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