MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 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 64.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics127% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime9.7 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 09:44
Run Duration103 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
64.7% Good
SC Int 104
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 301
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 406
58% 387 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
Nvidia(10DE 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 417
Reflection 375
Parallax 400
127% 397 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 394
Splatting 240
127% 290 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 127%
Great: 143%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
909GB free
Firmware: HP51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 145
Write 127
Mixed 138
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.19
4K Mixed 0.07
16% 0.12 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
68.6% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 21.1
70% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 19.1
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 81%
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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 2,871 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $132

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $967
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