MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.4% 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)
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
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '19 at 11:56
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
78.8% Very good
1-Core 127
2-Core 237
87% 182 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 666
68% 537 Pts
64-Core 664
44% 664 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$400
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
41.4% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 141
38% 142 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
42% 142 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$249
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,394
Write 663
Mixed 681
200% 913 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 56.8
201% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 499
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 161
178% 308 MB/s
Poor: 127% Great: 258%
Gigabyte GP-ASACNE2512GTTDR 512GB
477GB free
Firmware: ECFMH2.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1662 553 561 563 566 553 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
236% Outstanding
Read 1,791
Write 1,494
Mixed 1,249
SusWrite 743
295% 1,319 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 61.1
224% 84.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,240
DQ Write 1,007
DQ Mixed 1,247
900% 1,165 MB/s
Poor: 121%
This bench: 236%
Great: 232%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$39
202GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 115 113 112 180 198 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 138
Mixed 61.8
SusWrite 139
98% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.4
419% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 27.5
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 37
SC Mixed 27.2
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 109%
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 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 7,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,050
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