MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 87.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics132% 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.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 day ago, 1 day ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory26.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171207
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 22:53
Run Duration216 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 11%
Watch Gameplay: 2080 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$268
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Memory 86.5
1-Core 138
2-Core 274
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 720
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 714
48% 714 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$698
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
132% Outstanding
Lighting 171
Reflection 168
Parallax 165
138% 168 fps
MRender 181
Gravity 150
Splatting 127
125% 153 fps
Poor: 112%
This bench: 132%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$95
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,902
Write 977
Mixed 600
253% 1,160 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 43.2
200% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,036
DQ Write 725
DQ Mixed 853
644% 871 MB/s
Poor: 138% Great: 234%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$95
92GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1349 288 286 283 283 285 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
212% Outstanding
Read 1,943
Write 1,482
Mixed 704
SusWrite 462
254% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 48.4
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 54.6
213% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,060
DQ Write 815
DQ Mixed 703
590% 859 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 212%
Great: 234%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
86GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 156 160 158 160 160 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 144
Write 105
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 159
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 87%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$52
1TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 185 196 203 198 198 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 124
Write 134
Mixed 74.8
SusWrite 194
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
122% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMR16GX4M2C3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B4000C19 029E CMR16GX4M2C3200C16 029E CMK16GX4M2B4000C19 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
71.7% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 22.1
71% 25 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 22.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 70.9
56% 70.9 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 102%

 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 3,282 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,096
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