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 below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 77.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot Drive42% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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)
Memory18.8 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180628
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateJul 02 '20 at 19:02
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
77.2% Very good
Memory 78.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 241
83% 147 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 444
60% 441 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 94%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240GB
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF5100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 2.8 72 26 142 60 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
42% Average
Read 369
Write 308
Mixed 288
SusWrite 75
58% 260 MB/s
4K Read 14.3
4K Write 38.2
4K Mixed 15.1
61% 22.5 MB/s
DQ Read 96.6
DQ Write 86.6
DQ Mixed 43.1
46% 75.4 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42%
Great: 56%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$42
366GB free
Firmware: AX0P2D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 104 106 96 98 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 75
Write 82.3
Mixed 25.2
SusWrite 100
51% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 029E CMK8GX4M1D3000C16 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
51.9% Above average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 17.5
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 19.5
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 83.4
48% 83.4 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 99%

 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 4,219 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: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,182
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