MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics86.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.6% 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime4 Days
Run DateJul 16 '17 at 07:33
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User EST-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i5-7600K-$224
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 147
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 601
QC Mixed 571
129% 571 Pts
MC Int 553
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 580
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1751 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Lighting 284
Reflection 242
Parallax 262
82% 263 fps
MRender 178
Gravity 244
Splatting 182
92% 201 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$96
152GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 418
Mixed 423
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 50
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 30.2
177% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 29.9
102% 225 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$140
26GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 494
Write 276
Mixed 277
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 15.4
115% 37.4 MB/s
DQ Read 43.7
DQ Write 52.7
DQ Mixed 15.2
21% 37.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 87%
WD Red Pro 4TB (2014)-$229
3TB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 212
Write 162
Mixed 153
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 3.06
4K Mixed 0.32
120% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Toshiba MK5059GSXP 500GB-$50
454GB free
Firmware: GN001A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
36.1% Below average
Read 62.7
Write 63.2
Mixed 60.8
47% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 0.31
4K Mixed 0.22
48% 0.32 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G4D26AFTA.16FAD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
MC Read 33.9
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 30.1
95% 33.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 37.7
SC Mixed 28.8
83% 29.1 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 94.5%
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 AC (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $925
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