MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.78% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive240% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 18:35
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
79.6% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 245
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 628
68% 526 Pts
64-Core 633
42% 633 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7976) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 26.20.100.7262
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
5.78% Terrible
Lighting 20.8
Reflection 25.8
Parallax 23.3
6% 23.3 fps
MRender 21.4
Gravity 19.3
Splatting 32.4
6% 24.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.78%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M8Pe NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$74
442GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1215 1210 1240 1251 1264 1264 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 1,344
Write 1,300
Mixed 674
SusWrite 1,241
256% 1,140 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 62.8
219% 80.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,046
DQ Write 866
DQ Mixed 797
640% 903 MB/s
Poor: 126%
This bench: 240%
Great: 237%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$90
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 166 168 170 168 170 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 139
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 169
102% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 99%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$90
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 176 176 178 178 176 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 149
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 177
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 103%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 78.CAGPW.ARC0B 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.6% Good
MC Read 26.6
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 19.9
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.1
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 109%
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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 7,658 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: $976
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