MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 57.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics84.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory23.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 04 '21 at 19:56
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU 38%
Watch Gameplay: 1080 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th 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 (2nd percentile)
57.9% Above average
Memory 61.7
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 184
65% 114 Pts
4-Core 291
8-Core 434
47% 363 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
Zotac(19DA 1425) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.72
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
84.9% Excellent
Lighting 105
Reflection 114
Parallax 105
85% 108 fps
MRender 96.3
Gravity 108
Splatting 96.1
85% 100 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7000Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 209 26 30 28 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 908
Write 394
Mixed 336
SusWrite 101
95% 435 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 36.8
4K Mixed 27.7
102% 31.9 MB/s
DQ Read 938
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 189
223% 411 MB/s
Poor: 97%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 174%
Corsair Force MP600 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$220
916GB free
Firmware: EGFM13.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 914 1114 1131 1308 1225 1171 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
207% Outstanding
Read 1,704
Write 1,505
Mixed 1,382
SusWrite 1,144
322% 1,434 MB/s
4K Read 42.9
4K Write 35.1
4K Mixed 38.8
133% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 1,153
DQ Write 83.8
DQ Mixed 150
227% 462 MB/s
Poor: 200%
This bench: 207%
Great: 478%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
70GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 138 152 145 156 128 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 108
Write 51.9
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 144
67% 91.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 113%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
456GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 190 179 193 181 170 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 183
Write 185
Mixed 89.7
SusWrite 183
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 47% Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D240FSC.16FAD 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
62.7% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 20.8
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 19
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 123
33% 123 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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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: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,171
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