MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 76.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 06 '22 at 21:46
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU6%
Watch Gameplay: 590 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Memory 90.7
1-Core 115
2-Core 218
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 536
56% 436 Pts
64-Core 611
41% 611 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$200
CLim: 1600 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 22.5.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 80.5
Reflection 68.9
Parallax 107
65% 85.5 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 90.4
Splatting 54.4
70% 70.6 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
211GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 461 481 478 443 407 289 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 466
Mixed 435
SusWrite 427
103% 457 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 58.7
200% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 125%
Great: 130%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$60
610GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 85 86 73 84 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 66.1
Write 75.7
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 82.3
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.9
152% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 22.6
75% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 24
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 76: 8R 6G 18B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
76% 46% 70 282 219 144 24" 1920 1080 AUS24A3 MG248
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 5,274 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,070
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