MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 117%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics135% 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 Drive87.2% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 18:04
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 577
QC Mixed 545
124% 548 Pts
MC Int 540
MC Float 574
MC Mixed 556
83% 557 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$91
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2643 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Lighting 434
Reflection 402
Parallax 432
134% 423 fps
MRender 254
Gravity 420
Splatting 262
136% 312 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 135%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$167
72GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 483
Write 350
Mixed 331
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 22.4
134% 46.6 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 75
DQ Mixed 57.8
70% 129 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 187
Mixed 179
142% 190 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.35
99% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 112%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 39
MC Mixed 28.7
95% 33.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 40
SC Mixed 28.4
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 102%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,058
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HDDRAMUSB
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