MSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive310% 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
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7976
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING M7 (MS-7976)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '21 at 08:41
Run Duration241 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$268
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Memory 89.8
1-Core 128
2-Core 247
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 665
71% 553 Pts
64-Core 665
45% 665 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 94%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
416GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1787 1791 1757 1830 1820 1798 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
310% Outstanding
Read 1,749
Write 1,613
Mixed 753
SusWrite 1,797
332% 1,478 MB/s
4K Read 51.1
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 71.3
247% 90 MB/s
DQ Read 1,295
DQ Write 1,136
DQ Mixed 1,101
857% 1,177 MB/s
Poor: 166%
This bench: 310%
Great: 347%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB-$373
108GB free
Firmware: X212T0RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 471 475 461 482 484 482 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 421
Mixed 318
SusWrite 476
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43.1
172% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 154
168% 281 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 116%
Great: 114%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
208GB free
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 428 460 461 450 446 448 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 479
Mixed 283
SusWrite 449
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 43.2
172% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 163
175% 291 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 115%
Great: 111%
ADATA USB Flash Drive 8GB
7GB free, PID c96a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.7 14 14 11 13 14 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
8.77% Terrible
Read 26.2
Write 7.5
Mixed 10.5
SusWrite 12.3
16% 14.1 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
37% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 8.77%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$79
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.5% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 23.8
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 67.5
59% 67.5 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 108%

 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 3,346 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,096
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