MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.1% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 14:53
Run Duration279 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 i7-7700K-$291
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 550
QC Mixed 517
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 779
MC Mixed 746
110% 737 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$350
CLim: 1338 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72% Very good
Lighting 208
Reflection 183
Parallax 310
76% 234 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 200
Splatting 132
69% 160 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$64
23GB free
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 513
Write 427
Mixed 453
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 5.51
126% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 34.1
DQ Write 142
DQ Mixed 5.46
28% 60.5 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 74%
Seagate ST31000333AS 1TB-$85
508GB free
Firmware: CC1H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 32.1
Write 83.2
Mixed 88
52% 67.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.48
106% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 63%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$75
142GB free
Firmware: 1AQ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 93.9
Write 121
Mixed 94.3
77% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.27
93% 1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 60%
SanDisk USB Ultra 16GB
2GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
6.07% Terrible
Read 21.7
Write 7.33
Mixed 7.26
13% 12.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.55
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.006
21% 1.85 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.07%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FA11 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
42.3% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 12
39% 13.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 14.1
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 43%
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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 970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,074
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