MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics112% 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 Drive60.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 9 days ago, 9 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 7 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 5 days ago, 5 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 4 days ago, 2 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory6.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 21:28
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 586
QC Mixed 565
128% 564 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 568
85% 568 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
MaxC: 2113 MHz, MaxM: 2252 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Lighting 362
Reflection 331
Parallax 344
106% 346 fps
MRender 231
Gravity 331
Splatting 254
121% 272 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 112%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$95
113GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 468
Write 334
Mixed 336
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 34.6
4K Mixed 11.3
65% 22.4 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 76.2
DQ Mixed 11.2
20% 36.8 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$78
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 41.1
MC Mixed 27.8
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 42.5
SC Mixed 29.8
90% 31.5 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 100%
Great: 92%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 726 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $892
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