MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM(MS-7A16)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 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 92%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics53.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive158% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7A16
MotherboardMSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM(MS-7A16)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170422
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:24
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$314
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
92% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 435
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 661
MC Float 744
MC Mixed 697
105% 701 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 92%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$101
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.4% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 143%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
349GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Read 916
Write 924
Mixed 941
207% 927 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 33.5
177% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 50.8
DQ Write 528
DQ Mixed 177
170% 252 MB/s
Poor: 115%
This bench: 158%
Great: 375%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
80.1% Excellent
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 31.5
MC Mixed 24.7
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 32.6
SC Mixed 25.3
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 126%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM(MS-7A16) Builds (Compare 285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A MPOWER GAMING TITANIUM(MS-7A16)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 134% - Outstanding Total price: $564
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