MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive107% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:28
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i7-6700-$297
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
74.5% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 107
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 354
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 647
MC Mixed 616
91% 610 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$145
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
38% Below average
Lighting 116
Reflection 79
Parallax 118
36% 104 fps
MRender 81.1
Gravity 112
Splatting 81.4
40% 91.5 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
57GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 370
Mixed 373
92% 416 MB/s
4K Read 43.8
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 44.5
167% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 237
DQ Mixed 114
135% 236 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$60
85GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 146
Write 145
Mixed 138
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.25
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.34
131% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3000 C16 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 35.9
MC Mixed 26
92% 32 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 22.2
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 104%
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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 3,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $116

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $974
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