MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 82.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive67% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJun 21 '17 at 05:54
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$288
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 392
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 579
MC Float 648
MC Mixed 625
92% 617 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
67.4% Good
Lighting 215
Reflection 186
Parallax 204
63% 202 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 198
Splatting 129
78% 161 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 535 Series 120GB-$110
83GB free
Firmware: RG21 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
67% Good
Read 455
Write 178
Mixed 254
65% 296 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 76.2
4K Mixed 20.2
101% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 43.8
69% 132 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 67%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$79
2TB free
Firmware: CC61 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 179
Mixed 180
140% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.22
82% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
868GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 176
Mixed 158
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.2
86% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.1% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.2
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 15.5
38% 13.3 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 94%
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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 876 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,029
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