MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics108% 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 Drive97.1% 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.
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-7968
MotherboardMSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 00:28
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i7-6700K-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 519
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 664
MC Float 751
MC Mixed 718
106% 711 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 342
Reflection 318
Parallax 351
107% 337 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 323
Splatting 223
109% 252 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 108%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 409
Mixed 422
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 30
165% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 30
104% 230 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 109%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
359GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 411
Mixed 414
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 28.9
162% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 47.3
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 28.8
37% 62.9 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$182
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
114% Outstanding
MC Read 43.8
MC Write 44.6
MC Mixed 31.9
114% 40.1 GB/s
SC Read 24.2
SC Write 47.5
SC Mixed 34.2
101% 35.3 GB/s
Latency 44.4
90% 44.4 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 114%
Great: 117%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION(MS-7968) Builds (Compare 818 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION - $198

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,705
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