MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.2% 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 Drive44.9% 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.
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 23:56
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-6500-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76.5% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 394
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 405
61% 406 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
38.2% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 82.1
Parallax 120
37% 107 fps
MRender 80.2
Gravity 111
Splatting 82
39% 91 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ SOLID3 120GB
81GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
44.9% Average
Read 196
Write 77.4
Mixed 107
28% 127 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 12.5
96% 39.8 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 9.3
35% 76.7 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 50%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
619GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 153
Mixed 158
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.23
102% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
77.2% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.6
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 23.1
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 79%
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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 944 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,105
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