MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 91.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics115% 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 Drive97.8% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 00:53
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i7-6700K-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 449
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 678
98% 659 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$467
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Lighting 354
Reflection 355
Parallax 400
114% 369 fps
MRender 212
Gravity 354
Splatting 220
114% 262 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 115%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$84
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 408
Mixed 413
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 90.9
4K Mixed 25.1
144% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 56.7
91% 173 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 116%
Seagate ST2000NM0011 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: SN03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 148
Write 141
Mixed 129
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.59
140% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 83%
Great: 84%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$88
1TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 90
Write 90.1
Mixed 84.1
66% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.23
93% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C17 2x8GB-$207
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
58% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 16.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 58%
Great: 119%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 4,811 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,019
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Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $125
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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