MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 88.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics126% 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 Drive88.5% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:48
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$220
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
88.8% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 464
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 495
MC Mixed 465
71% 472 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$510
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 381
Parallax 399
126% 397 fps
MRender 234
Gravity 398
Splatting 235
127% 289 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 126%
Great: 143%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$124
65GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Read 520
Write 361
Mixed 425
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 22.8
130% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 30.9
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 20.6
60% 121 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB-$100
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 29.3
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 31.9
SC Mixed 29.5
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 45.9
87% 45.9 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 96.6%
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 3,451 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) - $116

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $974
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