MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 83.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.02% 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 Drive97.1% 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.
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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170425
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 02 '21 at 04:35
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
Memory 89.1
1-Core 117
2-Core 236
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 616
67% 520 Pts
64-Core 619
42% 619 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 84%
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 (90th percentile)
6.02% Terrible
Lighting 7
Reflection 8
Parallax 8.3
6% 7.77 fps
MRender 11.9
Gravity 7.2
Splatting 12.8
6% 10.6 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.02%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron 1100 SATA 256GB
198GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0DL003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 353 364 361 345 330 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 433
Write 276
Mixed 332
SusWrite 352
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 40.9
153% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 273
199% 257 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64AZ-2G1B1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
76.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 23.7
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 23.8
69% 24 GB/s
Latency 68.3
58% 68.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 24: 3R 3G 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
24% 23% 26 48 25 60 23.5" 1920 1080 ACR0120 G235H
History: Score 11: 1R 2G 0B | Score 24: 3R 3G 0B
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 4,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,220
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