MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive346% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory25.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150728
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 05:33
Run Duration229 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
89% Excellent
Memory 93.3
1-Core 129
2-Core 244
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 656
72% 556 Pts
64-Core 660
44% 660 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$770
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.09
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
39.4% Below average
Lighting 47.4
Reflection 54.8
Parallax 44.6
40% 48.9 fps
MRender 67.6
Gravity 47.2
Splatting 62.1
39% 58.9 fps
Poor: 117%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 156%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$149
868GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1564 1428 1426 1448 1462 1463 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
346% Outstanding
Read 2,539
Write 2,372
Mixed 1,742
SusWrite 1,465
455% 2,029 MB/s
4K Read 65.9
4K Write 180
4K Mixed 92.8
314% 113 MB/s
DQ Read 1,369
DQ Write 1,202
DQ Mixed 1,226
936% 1,266 MB/s
Poor: 240%
This bench: 346%
Great: 377%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$200
1TB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 482 485 484 483 483 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 478
Mixed 436
SusWrite 483
107% 476 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 64.9
217% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 134%
Great: 132%
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
37GB free
Firmware: DXM04B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 318 307 292 276 266 250 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 315
Mixed 266
SusWrite 285
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 39.3
159% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 128
151% 265 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
145GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 112 113 113 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 124
Write 101
Mixed 68.7
SusWrite 112
74% 101 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2800 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 36.1
MC Mixed 29.7
94% 32.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 39.3
SC Mixed 29.9
86% 30.1 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 124%

 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 2,509 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $989
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $190Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Crucial MX500 250GB $34
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback