MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 90.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics126% 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 Drive86.2% 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 AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 01:49
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 440
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 742
MC Mixed 647
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$101
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Lighting 404
Reflection 385
Parallax 402
125% 397 fps
MRender 241
Gravity 386
Splatting 249
127% 292 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 126%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 120GB-$80
32GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Read 525
Write 332
Mixed 291
84% 383 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 13.4
130% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 33.4
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 8.33
58% 125 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
502GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 149
Write 78.6
Mixed 103
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 0.96
4K Mixed 0.25
93% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14D4/8G KHX2133C14/8G 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
72.4% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 21
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 23
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 76%
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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 AC (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $955
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