MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics118% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 02 '20 at 16:17
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 95.8
1-Core 147
2-Core 294
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 785
88% 676 Pts
64-Core 788
53% 788 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 100%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3900 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 438
Reflection 342
Parallax 474
115% 418 fps
MRender 408
Gravity 402
Splatting 241
119% 351 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 118%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 343 152 152 154 153 153 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 490
Mixed 383
SusWrite 184
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 62.3
216% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 355
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 115%
Great: 114%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$115
1TB free
Firmware: 01.01K04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 150 150 150 150 149 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 146
Write 150
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 149
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.2
232% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38
MC Write 41.7
MC Mixed 32
106% 37.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.7
SC Write 45.9
SC Mixed 32.9
97% 33.8 GB/s
Latency 54.6
73% 54.6 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 106%
Great: 104%

 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 9,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,021
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $195Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $45
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Intel Core i7-9700K $322Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $510Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $48
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $681SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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