MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 83.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.6% 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 Drive90.7% 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)
Memory13.5 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 04:32
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 118
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 408
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 581
MC Float 656
MC Mixed 628
93% 621 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$145
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 1977 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 122
Reflection 85
Parallax 123
38% 110 fps
MRender 91
Gravity 118
Splatting 88.1
43% 99.1 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 40.6%
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 (78th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 464
Mixed 497
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 24.1
116% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 26.7
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 23.6
58% 113 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$61
2TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 154
Write 139
Mixed 80.2
92% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 7.51
4K Mixed 0.66
244% 2.98 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.6%
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 way below expectations (20th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 91.1
Write 83.7
Mixed 96.3
68% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.26
76% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 73%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$98
186GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Read 56.5
Write 56.4
Mixed 68.7
46% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.2
77% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.5%
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
75.1% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 23.1
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 22.4
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 75.1%
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 806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,058
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