MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 53.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics48.4% 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)
Boot Drive68.2% 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150713
Uptime4.2 Days
Run DateNov 26 '20 at 23:26
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
53.7% Above average
Memory 84.8
1-Core 42.3
2-Core 101
50% 76.1 Pts
4-Core 130
8-Core 155
19% 143 Pts
64-Core 137
9% 137 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 451.67
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.4% Average
Lighting 39.7
Reflection 37.3
Parallax 32.9
32% 36.6 fps
MRender 40.8
Gravity 91.4
Splatting 82.5
68% 71.6 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 199 165 133 131 127 129 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 367
Write 326
Mixed 296
SusWrite 147
64% 284 MB/s
4K Read 19.5
4K Write 53.2
4K Mixed 29.8
96% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 341
251% 330 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 123%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
117GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 269 410 331 340 337 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 345
Write 328
Mixed 295
SusWrite 314
72% 321 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 56.8
4K Mixed 26.3
97% 35.1 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 345
258% 344 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 134%
Seagate NAS HDD 3TB-$78
1TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 127 124 127 127 126 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 161
Write 151
Mixed 65
SusWrite 125
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82%
Great: 100%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 2TB
318GB free, PID b207
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 68 68 69 68 69 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
28.6% Poor
Read 63
Write 76.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 67.6
81% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
46% Average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 12
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 9.3
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 14.1
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 46%
Great: 84%

 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 3,071 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $973
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