MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 95.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 23:26
Run Duration208 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 i7-6700K-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 464
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 687
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 747
110% 737 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$228
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.35
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 214
Reflection 183
Parallax 198
64% 198 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 202
Splatting 156
73% 170 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$46
239GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 109
Write 119
Mixed 104
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.11
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.09
26% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 250GB (2007)-$19
139GB free
Firmware: 02.03E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 86.9
Write 87.8
Mixed 82.1
64% 85.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.01
4K Mixed 0.22
63% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 56%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB-$59
91GB free
Firmware: JP2OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 98.5
Write 93
Mixed 98
73% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.3
78% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 73%
Adata Classic C906 USB 2.0 16GB-$8
11GB free, PID c96a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
10.3% Very poor
Read 36.4
Write 14.2
Mixed 16.1
24% 22.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.06
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.01
30% 2.69 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 10.3%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
46% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 12.8
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 15.5
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46%
Great: 46%
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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 3,838 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,138
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