MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics104% 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 Drive203% 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.
Very high background CPU (48%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory23.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '21 at 02:09
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 48%
Watch Gameplay: 5700-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 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 i7-6700K-$310
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Memory 84.4
1-Core 107
2-Core 216
78% 136 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 567
55% 442 Pts
64-Core 542
36% 542 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$400
MSI(1462 3810) ≥ 4GB
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
104% Outstanding
Lighting 130
Reflection 138
Parallax 229
105% 166 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 129
Splatting 96
102% 114 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$127
770GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1060 1176 1248 607 504 503 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
203% Outstanding
Read 1,363
Write 1,410
Mixed 860
SusWrite 850
252% 1,121 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 57.8
199% 71.5 MB/s
DQ Read 677
DQ Write 896
DQ Mixed 267
346% 613 MB/s
Poor: 135%
This bench: 203%
Great: 295%
WD Green 480GB (2018)-$69
160GB free
Firmware: UG450000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 26 140 72 132 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
45.8% Average
Read 435
Write 346
Mixed 301
SusWrite 121
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 12.8
4K Mixed 14.3
54% 15.4 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 84.8
DQ Mixed 42.1
47% 81.2 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 60%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$205
58GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 429 439 454 459 461 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 437
Mixed 345
SusWrite 439
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 72.8
4K Mixed 46.9
138% 48.6 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 347
265% 358 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 106%
Great: 123%
TO Exter nal USB 3.0 250GB
18GB free
Firmware: 0204
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 397
Write 389
Mixed 350
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 33.9
4K Mixed 27.7
89% 28.3 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 175
129% 169 MB/s
Poor: 57% Great: 84%
WD WD4005FZBX-00K5WB0 4TB
58GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 199 201 201 203 201 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 126
Write 135
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 201
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.4
4K Mixed 1.9
369% 2.9 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 138%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
48GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.7 9.8 9.7 14 11 28 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile)
6.59% Terrible
Read 9.2
Write 10.8
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 13.7
10% 13.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.17 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 6.59%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
67.1% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 26.2
MC Mixed 22.1
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 20.5
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 72.8
55% 72.8 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 112%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,145
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