MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics55.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive96.6% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory29.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 25 '23 at 17:23
Run Duration223 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$150
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Memory 92.2
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
92% 167 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 436
57% 429 Pts
64-Core 437
27% 437 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$130
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 527.56
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (69 fps cap detected)
55.5% Above average
Lighting 69.1
Reflection 69.2
Parallax 64.3
56% 67.5 fps
MRender 68.1
Gravity 67.7
Splatting 63.3
54% 66.4 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$90
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM001B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 255 408 439 304 270 311 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 456
Mixed 315
SusWrite 331
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 38.2
137% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 335
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 69
127% 250 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 111%
CT1000P3SSD8 1TB
537GB free
Firmware: P9CR30A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 2104 70 518 69 69 77 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
215% Outstanding
Read 1,801
Write 2,261
Mixed 1,957
SusWrite 484
366% 1,626 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 71.4
238% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,117
DQ Write 645
DQ Mixed 781
608% 848 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 215%
Great: 409%
Corsair Force NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB
178GB free
Firmware: ECFM22.7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 827 1036 421 255 257 257 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
187% Outstanding
Read 1,339
Write 966
Mixed 1,099
SusWrite 509
219% 978 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 67.4
220% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 827
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 814
597% 782 MB/s
Poor: 95%
This bench: 187%
Great: 223%
WD Blue 500GB (2007)-$80
339GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 74 74 75 76 76 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
40.7% Average
Read 67.2
Write 76.5
Mixed 53
SusWrite 74.2
50% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.7%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$299
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 32
98% 34.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 40
SC Mixed 29.9
87% 30.5 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 127%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 37: 4R 4G 5B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
37% 21% 61 532 439 144 26.5" 1920 1080 GSM5B8E 27GN7
History: Score 12: 1R 1G 4B | Score 37: 4R 4G 5B
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 1,639 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $852
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