MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 82.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics133% 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)
Memory7.5 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 10:13
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
82.3% Excellent
SC Int 103
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 438
100% 439 Pts
MC Int 422
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 434
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$478
Nvidia(10DE 1B80) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 430
Reflection 393
Parallax 424
132% 416 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 414
Splatting 255
133% 304 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 133%
Great: 140%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
909GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 155
Mixed 140
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.22
69% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 115%
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 above expectations (65th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.8
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 20.9
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72%
Great: 86%
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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 4,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,084
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