MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 85.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:54
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$164
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
SC Int 98.6
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 442
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 463
69% 460 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$239
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
73.9% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 206
Parallax 237
71% 226 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 218
Splatting 169
78% 179 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$140
68GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 349
Mixed 331
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 24.2
135% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 65.9
112% 222 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 94%
Great: 95%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$95
920GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 118
Write 121
Mixed 111
88% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.29
4K Mixed 0.18
96% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$149
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 33.8
MC Mixed 28.5
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 33.6
SC Mixed 26.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 88.2%
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 Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 3,090 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 Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $895
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