MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% 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.
Boot Drive74.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150728
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 10:21
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 2070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Memory 93.6
1-Core 139
2-Core 265
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 642
71% 547 Pts
64-Core 676
45% 676 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
Asus(1043 8673) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3725 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
103% Outstanding
Lighting 366
Reflection 292
Parallax 409
96% 356 fps
MRender 351
Gravity 354
Splatting 216
104% 307 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 103%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 69 68 71 68 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 483
Write 86.2
Mixed 111
SusWrite 69.6
40% 187 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 84.5
4K Mixed 31.1
136% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 79.5
DQ Mixed 119
116% 193 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 113%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$116
163GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 463 455 470 476 476 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 477
Mixed 433
SusWrite 467
106% 468 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65.4
220% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 133%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
459GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 160 158 163 158 162 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 114
Write 76.7
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 160
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$68
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 20.8
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 87%

 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 2,226 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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