MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 89.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.5% 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 Drive89.6% 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)
Memory14.4 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 05:02
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$304
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 457
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 584
MC Float 659
MC Mixed 632
93% 625 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 1954 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
40.5% Average
Lighting 121
Reflection 85.6
Parallax 124
38% 110 fps
MRender 90.2
Gravity 119
Splatting 88
43% 99.1 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 40.5%
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 (81st percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 517
Write 455
Mixed 486
108% 486 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 23.9
115% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 27.3
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 24.1
57% 110 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$78
2TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 158
Mixed 114
113% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 7.62
4K Mixed 0.6
243% 3.02 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98.3%
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 as expected (52nd percentile)
58.5% Above average
Read 94.5
Write 110
Mixed 91.1
74% 98.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.27
74% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 74%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$68
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)
32.5% Below average
Read 57.9
Write 54.8
Mixed 73.1
47% 61.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.11
69% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 35%
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
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 23.8
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.2
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 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 1,330 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,152
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