MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics131% 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 Drive247% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '21 at 23:31
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User LTU-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Memory 83.9
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
91% 161 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 457
58% 432 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$1,074
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
131% Outstanding
Lighting 162
Reflection 181
Parallax 171
131% 171 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 168
Splatting 119
130% 139 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 131%
Great: 149%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$85
428GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1066 1280 579 579 579 577 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
247% Outstanding
Read 1,950
Write 1,498
Mixed 740
SusWrite 777
276% 1,241 MB/s
4K Read 52.3
4K Write 149
4K Mixed 60
235% 87 MB/s
DQ Read 1,100
DQ Write 1,156
DQ Mixed 822
703% 1,026 MB/s
Poor: 156%
This bench: 247%
Great: 255%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
41GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 295 280 260 231 217 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 489
Mixed 411
SusWrite 270
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 64.1
220% 78.2 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 358
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 121%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$31
302GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 107 106 107 107 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 103
Write 77
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 106
63% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 61%
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 64GB-$47
53GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 16 23 23 23 23 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
11.3% Very poor
Read 42.7
Write 23.4
Mixed 15
SusWrite 20
30% 25.3 MB/s
4K Read 3.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 11.3%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.4% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.2
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 24.2
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 108%

 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 3,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,148
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