MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 93.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.3% 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 Drive84% 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-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160329
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 19:10
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 491
111% 490 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 516
MC Mixed 501
75% 500 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Lighting 245
Reflection 205
Parallax 222
73% 224 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 220
Splatting 166
77% 179 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 120GB-$60
70GB free
Firmware: CS131122 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 517
Write 335
Mixed 349
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 10.3
108% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 45.7
98% 204 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 84%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$65
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
75% Very good
Read 129
Write 132
Mixed 131
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.92
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.22
110% 1.25 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 75%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$33
168GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 92.9
Write 96.5
Mixed 88.9
70% 92.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.53
102% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 73%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$47
90GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 79.5
Write 74
Mixed 75.8
58% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.64
4K Mixed 0.5
115% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400 C15 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2335 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
MC Read 31
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 25
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 25.6
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 88%
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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 883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,095
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