MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 86.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics99.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory3.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime12.8 Days
Run DateJan 18 '18 at 23:00
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
86.7% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 126
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 438
101% 448 Pts
MC Int 453
MC Float 485
MC Mixed 458
70% 465 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 322
Reflection 280
Parallax 292
96% 298 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 288
Splatting 224
101% 236 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$120
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 104%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$44
658GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 157
Mixed 152
123% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.3
99% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 115%
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB-$15
15GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 192
Write 25.7
Mixed 56.2
86% 91.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.05
4K Write 0.37
4K Mixed 0.05
44% 2.82 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 1x8GB-$80
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
41.7% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 11.7
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 12.3
SC Mixed 12.6
34% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 51%
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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 1,461 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,020
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