MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 78.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive124% 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 (11%). 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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '20 at 02:52
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
78.9% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 235
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 442
61% 443 Pts
64-Core 445
30% 445 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$260
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
79% Very good
Lighting 320
Reflection 251
Parallax 308
84% 293 fps
MRender 227
Gravity 282
Splatting 185
79% 231 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$64
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 441 452 444 441 443 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 437
Mixed 422
SusWrite 439
100% 443 MB/s
4K Read 40.4
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 58
199% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 294
240% 343 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 124%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
418GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 158 159 159 158 158 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 142
Write 93.2
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 157
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2253 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 22.8
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 23.1
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 86%
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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 8,041 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,028
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