MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics95.8% 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 Drive51.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory3.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 10:07
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
65.2% Good
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 97.6
SC Mixed 120
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 315
QC Mixed 290
67% 296 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 353
MC Mixed 290
50% 330 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
Nvidia(10DE 1B81) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Lighting 331
Reflection 270
Parallax 297
98% 299 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 252
Splatting 211
94% 220 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$93
58GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 460
Write 308
Mixed 148
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 0.19
4K Write 55.5
4K Mixed 3.32
34% 19.7 MB/s
DQ Read 131
DQ Write 85.3
DQ Mixed 11.1
34% 75.7 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 82%
ADATA HD720 1TB
145GB free, PID a51a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
23% Poor
Read 66.1
Write 58.9
Mixed 34.4
65% 53.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 0.17
4K Mixed 0.12
11% 0.19 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 23%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$163
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 23.6
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 16.7
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 103%
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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 (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 806 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,057
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