MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 61.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics82.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime10.3 Days
Run DateSep 22 '20 at 21:26
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 48%
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 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$188
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.3% Good
Memory 76.1
1-Core 94.3
2-Core 190
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 266
8-Core 292
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 301
20% 301 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
82.4% Excellent
Lighting 334
Reflection 282
Parallax 321
88% 312 fps
MRender 261
Gravity 286
Splatting 182
83% 243 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 120GB-$50
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 417
Write 385
Mixed 326
84% 376 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 59.3
4K Mixed 27.6
99% 36.1 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 172
178% 292 MB/s
Poor: 48% Great: 89%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
93GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 165 165 165 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 148
Mixed 29
SusWrite 164
93% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.9
355% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$161
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
58.9% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.4
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 88
45% 88 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 108%

 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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HDDRAMUSB
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