MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics73.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:55
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i3-6100-$109
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
64.6% Good
SC Int 110
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 282
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 298
68% 300 Pts
MC Int 282
MC Float 325
MC Mixed 302
45% 303 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 202
Parallax 211
70% 216 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 212
Splatting 165
75% 176 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
64GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 374
Mixed 384
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 23.5
142% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 25.7
87% 194 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 114%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$76
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 178
Mixed 181
136% 181 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.23
94% 1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 103%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.1
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 23
64% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 88%
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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 815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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: $1,050
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