MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.2% 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 Drive166% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 13:41
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-6500-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
74.6% Very good
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.9
79% 99.1 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 391
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 402
60% 403 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
MSI(1462 3176) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
75.2% Very good
Lighting 243
Reflection 213
Parallax 231
72% 229 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 214
Splatting 148
83% 175 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung NVMe MZVPV256HDGL-00000 256GB
75GB free
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
166% Outstanding
Read 1,634
Write 764
Mixed 887
240% 1,095 MB/s
4K Read 40
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 39.4
168% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 41.7
DQ Write 93.6
DQ Mixed 25.3
31% 53.5 MB/s
Poor: 144%
This bench: 166%
Great: 241%
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$120
69GB free
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
74.7% Very good
Read 484
Write 193
Mixed 228
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 14.9
122% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 206
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 14.4
62% 138 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$95
567GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 115
Write 110
Mixed 89.2
78% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.57
119% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
79.9% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 26.1
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 22.8
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 89%
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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 874 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,024
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