We used the ‘CPU’ test built into Cinebench R15 .
We measured the average frame rate achieved for a task of converting a 1.23GB 1080P game recording using the High Profile setting and MP4 container.
We manually archive a 1.23GB MP4 game recording to test the performance in 7-Zip.
MSI’s Z170A Gaming M7 shows strong performance in our set of CPU-heavy benchmarks. None of the scores present any concern for performance deficits against the competition.