MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 164%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 137%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics218% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 20 '21 at 07:33
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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-$303
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Memory 85.8
1-Core 122
2-Core 234
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 632
66% 518 Pts
64-Core 585
39% 585 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3090-$1,500
Asus(1043 87AF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 4875 MHz, Ram: 24GB, Driver: 466.77
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
218% Outstanding
Lighting 277
Reflection 378
Parallax 299
224% 318 fps
MRender 337
Gravity 250
Splatting 176
212% 254 fps
Poor: 198%
This bench: 218%
Great: 260%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 41 44 43 42 43 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 82% Great: 124%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$79
413GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 104 103 89 103 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 101
Write 7.5
Mixed 63.9
SusWrite 98.7
50% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 68%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA330 2TB
230GB free
Firmware: A3GG
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 88 91 92 89 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 116
Write 116
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 89.6
69% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 59%
Great: 70%
SanDisk Ultra 123GB
32GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 36 36 41 37 38 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
38.1% Below average
Read 146
Write 38.1
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 35.6
83% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 3.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 2.9
205% 3.13 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$70
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
40.9% Average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 11.8
38% 13.3 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 14.1
40% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 81%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 63: 8R 4G 11B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
63% 19% 120 296 225 165 27.7" 2560 1440 AUS27B4 ROG PG27V
History: Score 50: 5R 5G 10B | Score 63: 8R 4G 11B
Typical Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976) Builds (Compare 4,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,220
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11600K $270Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $44
Intel Core i5-11400F $260Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $183
Intel Core i7-11700K $346Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $77SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback