MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics118% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151215
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateSep 19 '20 at 19:59
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%
Watch Gameplay: 2070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 89
1-Core 113
2-Core 223
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 440
59% 436 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2205 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.38
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 436
Reflection 356
Parallax 491
115% 428 fps
MRender 388
Gravity 410
Splatting 250
119% 349 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 118%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba A100 120GB
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFA10.3
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 19.2
Write 265
Mixed 5.8
22% 96.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 0.3
4% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 22% Great: 88%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
298GB free
Firmware: CC63
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 165 166 169 168 168 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 155
Write 160
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 167
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 114%
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB
7GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2.7 3.7 3.5 3.8 3.6 3.9 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
5.5% Terrible
Read 22.9
Write 19.7
Mixed 10.7
SusWrite 3.5
17% 14.2 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
26% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.5%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$41
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2160 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.9% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 20.8
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 68.5
58% 68.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 90%

 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 2,221 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $995
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