MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99% 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 Drive87.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 17:54
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 409
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 415
62% 412 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
99% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 285
Parallax 302
99% 305 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 287
Splatting 212
99% 230 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 99%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SSD PLUS 480GB
67GB free
Firmware: Z31000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 505
Write 461
Mixed 375
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 21
124% 49.8 MB/s
DQ Read 36
DQ Write 90.2
DQ Mixed 16
26% 47.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 103%
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$84
21GB free
Firmware: U21010RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 499
Write 414
Mixed 450
101% 454 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 5.08
104% 45.6 MB/s
DQ Read 31.6
DQ Write 98.8
DQ Mixed 28.3
32% 52.9 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$153
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 28
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 25.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 87%
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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 964 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: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,060
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