MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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 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 92.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics138% 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 Drive116% 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 days ago, 1 day ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 16:05
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 32%

 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 479
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 453
MC Float 488
MC Mixed 481
71% 474 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Lighting 438
Reflection 402
Parallax 468
135% 436 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 418
Splatting 260
128% 308 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 138%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
61GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 374
Mixed 384
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 49
192% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 92.5
130% 240 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
170GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 126
Write 132
Mixed 126
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.28
81% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$149
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 25.5
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 24.7
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 66.1
61% 66.1 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 96%
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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 93%
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: $1,033
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