MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
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 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 76.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% 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 Drive50.1% 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 AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 11:09
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU5%

 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
76.3% Very good
SC Int 128
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 338
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 531
MC Mixed 520
78% 517 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 334
Reflection 298
Parallax 316
101% 316 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 300
Splatting 225
105% 244 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 120GB-$40
39GB free
Firmware: O1230C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 469
Write 182
Mixed 216
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 60.9
4K Mixed 22.4
106% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 149
DQ Mixed 48.3
74% 142 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 78%
OCZ Vertex 450 128GB-$80
23GB free
Firmware: 2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Read 505
Write 279
Mixed 355
84% 380 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 17.3
121% 53.2 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 87.9
118% 214 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 86%
Corsair Force LS 60GB-$50
6GB free
Firmware: S8FM06.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
50.1% Above average
Read 509
Write 50.5
Mixed 166
52% 242 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 10.7
89% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23
DQ Write 34.6
DQ Mixed 26.5
21% 28 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 86%
WD WD25 00JS-58NCB1 250GB
45GB free
Firmware: 10.02E02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
28.9% Poor
Read 49.9
Write 50.3
Mixed 43.9
36% 48 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.33
90% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB-$200
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.8
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 28.4
98% 34.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 36.6
SC Mixed 29.7
82% 28.9 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 101%
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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 614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,069
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