MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 91.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6.43% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive273% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime3 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 19:09
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Memory 94.7
1-Core 144
2-Core 285
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 727
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 736
49% 736 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7976) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
6.43% Terrible
Lighting 7.5
Reflection 9.4
Parallax 9
6% 8.63 fps
MRender 13.5
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 0.2
7% 7.13 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.43%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$113
464GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1510 846 850 838 843 842 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
273% Outstanding
Read 1,582
Write 1,813
Mixed 1,461
SusWrite 955
327% 1,452 MB/s
4K Read 52.7
4K Write 211
4K Mixed 82.9
298% 116 MB/s
DQ Read 1,470
DQ Write 1,206
DQ Mixed 1,352
1,009% 1,343 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 273%
Great: 274%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$80
961GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 120 120 121 120 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
69.6% Good
Read 123
Write 117
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 119
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 86%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
421GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 148 148 147 148 146 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 152
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 147
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
232% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 92%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$39
603GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 179 181 180 179 179 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 72.3
Mixed 78
SusWrite 179
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
169% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 101%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2584 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
82.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 25
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 35.1
SC Mixed 26.5
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 11 9 60 31.5" 1280 720 ACR0000 ED320QR
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 3,980 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,130
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