MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 91.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive59.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 7 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 17 '17 at 13:40
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 427
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 740
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
PNY(196E 1033) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1215 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
49.3% Average
Lighting 133
Reflection 104
Parallax 183
46% 140 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 148
Splatting 85.2
57% 117 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 51%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4541
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
8.86% Terrible
Lighting 24.6
Reflection 31.9
Parallax 25.8
8% 27.4 fps
MRender 24.4
Gravity 21.1
Splatting 38.9
14% 28.1 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.86%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$449
828GB free
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 531
Write 504
Mixed 517
116% 517 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 55.2
209% 79.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 176
182% 298 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 132%
Great: 124%
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
35GB free
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 488
Write 165
Mixed 183
61% 279 MB/s
4K Read 20.4
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 16.5
75% 27 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 43.2
DQ Mixed 37
60% 123 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 72%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$108
2TB free
Firmware: CC54 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 141
Write 137
Mixed 141
106% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.21
75% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$104
258GB free
Firmware: CC1H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
52% Above average
Read 91.5
Write 89.7
Mixed 77.6
65% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.41
94% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 52%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 21.1
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 23.3
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 77%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 2,396 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $898
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