MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics34.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive85% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:19
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 i7-6700-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 419
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 580
MC Float 666
MC Mixed 628
93% 624 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$145
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
34.8% Below average
Lighting 124
Reflection 87.6
Parallax 126
39% 113 fps
MRender 7.4
Gravity 121
Splatting 90
32% 72.9 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSFJ256GCSU 256GB
182GB free
Firmware: JULA1102 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 516
Write 454
Mixed 499
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 88.1
4K Mixed 24
114% 45.3 MB/s
DQ Read 27
DQ Write 90.6
DQ Mixed 195
110% 104 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$72
2TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Read 154
Write 142
Mixed 86.3
94% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 7.48
4K Mixed 0.6
234% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 108%
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
346GB free
Firmware: 2BC10008 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 97.5
Write 91.6
Mixed 94.6
71% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.3
76% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 74%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$73
186GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Read 59.5
Write 57.8
Mixed 67.2
47% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.11
68% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT4G4DFS8213.C8FAD11 8313 CL15-15-15 D4-2400 859B CT4G4DFS8213.C8FAD11 8313 CL15-15-15 D4-2400 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
76.3% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 76%
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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 920 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,059
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