MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 86.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics88.6% 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 Drive91% 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 (18%). 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)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:18
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-6700K-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 420
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 661
MC Mixed 637
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
Zotac(19DA 1394) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Lighting 282
Reflection 264
Parallax 285
85% 277 fps
MRender 180
Gravity 250
Splatting 181
93% 204 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 256GB-$145
9GB free
Firmware: N1126KB Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 299
Mixed 378
88% 397 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 31.8
133% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 68.9
106% 199 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 91%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
390GB free
Firmware: CC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 148
Write 130
Mixed 121
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.35
90% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 23.4
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 107%
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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 3,109 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 Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $936
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $268AMD RX 480 $410Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $238Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $159
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $714SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $137SanDisk Extreme 32GB $23
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $44HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $128SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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