MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics97% 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 Drive61.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 03:28
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 20%

 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 i5-6600K-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 126
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 522
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 474
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 500
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Lighting 285
Reflection 262
Parallax 299
90% 282 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 292
Splatting 223
102% 239 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 97%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$178
121GB free
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 465
Write 257
Mixed 260
72% 327 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 23.1
4K Mixed 9.57
65% 19.7 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 8.48
57% 134 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
56.9% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 17.1
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 18.4
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 102%
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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 3,476 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $972
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