MSI MS-7A66

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 71.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMicro-Star B250 Gaming Nightblade 3 (MS-B910)
MotherboardMSI MS-7A66  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 27 '20 at 02:20
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
71.9% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 223
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 518
59% 450 Pts
64-Core 599
40% 599 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Lighting 217
Reflection 184
Parallax 199
57% 200 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 199
Splatting 150
55% 164 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$39
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 612
Write 322
Mixed 390
97% 441 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 48.6
174% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 139
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 176
149% 211 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 104%
HP S700 Pro 1TB-$125
8GB free
Firmware: Q0504B
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 493
Write 425
Mixed 365
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.8
162% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 244
DQ Mixed 35
96% 208 MB/s
Poor: 63% Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$86
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 160 153 158 161 146 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
Read 148
Write 150
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 154
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
76% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA81GU6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
73% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 22.2
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 66.3
60% 66.3 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73%
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 MS-7A66 Builds (Compare 253 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI MS-7A66

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $656
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