MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 135%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive259% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:59
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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 i5-6600K-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 547
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 565
128% 566 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 568
85% 567 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 108%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
MaxC: 1242 MHz, MaxM: 1650 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.5.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 169
Parallax 270
68% 211 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 173
Splatting 121
67% 142 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
208GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
259% Outstanding
Read 2,705
Write 1,153
Mixed 1,321
378% 1,726 MB/s
4K Read 61.5
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 45.4
229% 84.6 MB/s
DQ Read 225
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 111
134% 229 MB/s
Poor: 137%
This bench: 259%
Great: 265%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
650GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 164
Write 147
Mixed 140
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.15
4K Write 2.69
4K Mixed 0.3
131% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3251 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 16
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 17.2
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 46.3
86% 46.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 2,922 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $924
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HDDRAMUSB
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