MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 79.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics161% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 09:37
Run Duration205 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
79.6% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 386
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 583
MC Float 669
MC Mixed 615
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
Gigabyte(1458 374E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2862 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Lighting 475
Reflection 513
Parallax 619
163% 536 fps
MRender 263
Gravity 536
Splatting 274
159% 357 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 161%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$320
191GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 410
Mixed 417
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 91.9
4K Mixed 48
178% 61.7 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 85.3
98% 165 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 118%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$62
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OABX0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 183
Mixed 174
129% 171 MB/s
4K Read 1.14
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.24
105% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$67
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 162
Mixed 152
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.16
64% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 110%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$45
55GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
46.9% Average
Read 42.3
Write 41.6
Mixed 35
50% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 9.3
4K Write 9.62
4K Mixed 3.26
472% 7.39 MB/s
DQ Read 9.28
DQ Write 9.45
DQ Mixed 3.22
465% 7.32 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
86.8% Excellent
MC Read 33.6
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 26.2
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 29.9
SC Mixed 25.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 54.5
73% 54.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 102%
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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 3,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $926
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