MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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. 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 94.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive112% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime10.9 Days
Run DateDec 11 '19 at 14:57
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$175
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
1-Core 138
2-Core 277
97% 207 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 541
74% 542 Pts
64-Core 544
36% 544 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 94%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 203 176 175 152 146 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 490
Mixed 372
SusWrite 202
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 58.3
202% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 229
209% 319 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 112%
Great: 117%
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
13GB free
Firmware: SBFKB1D2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 148 38 74 96 44 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
74% Very good
Read 170
Write 86.5
Mixed 285
SusWrite 87.8
36% 157 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.1
161% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 231
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 172
161% 245 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 74%
Great: 91%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
489GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 138 138 138 138 138 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 152
Write 126
Mixed 87.7
SusWrite 138
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
223% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$86
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 40.1
MC Mixed 32.9
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.8
SC Write 33.6
SC Mixed 29
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
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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 7,630 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $966
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $218Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $43
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $646SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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