MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.4% 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)
Boot Drive80% 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 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)
Memory17.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime9.1 Days
Run DateAug 27 '19 at 17:16
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User LVA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
70.5% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 208
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 583
61% 480 Pts
64-Core 581
39% 581 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
52.4% Above average
Lighting 231
Reflection 167
Parallax 286
61% 228 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 191
Splatting 187
52% 171 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$150
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 106 107 101 99 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
80% Excellent
Read 483
Write 152
Mixed 189
SusWrite 106
51% 233 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 31.6
145% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 180
149% 222 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$97
437GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 421 435 437 395 433 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 321
Mixed 340
SusWrite 423
73% 321 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 60.3
204% 72.1 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 346
260% 347 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 113%
Great: 133%
WD Blue SSHD 4TB (2015)-$240
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 110 109 111 106 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 109
Write 109
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 107
75% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
72.4% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.4
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 23
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 127%
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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 7,260 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) - $172

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,040
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HDDRAMUSB
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