MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 85.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:10
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$221
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 450
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 451
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 203
Parallax 232
71% 222 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 213
Splatting 164
75% 176 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 128GB-$109
41GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
65.7% Good
Read 498
Write 308
Mixed 372
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 18.8
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 19.2
83% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 60.8
DQ Mixed 12.6
18% 32.2 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 73%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$73
40GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 469
Write 244
Mixed 254
71% 322 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 49.3
4K Mixed 10.2
85% 30 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 157
DQ Mixed 9.22
61% 144 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
80GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Read 171
Write 141
Mixed 95.5
101% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.02
4K Write 2.32
4K Mixed 0.3
119% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 105%
WD Elements 1TB
108GB free, PID 1042
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
33.2% Below average
Read 69.8
Write 78.9
Mixed 63.4
92% 70.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.28
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.15
71% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$226
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
78% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 24.5
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 28.8
SC Mixed 25.1
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 78%
Great: 91%
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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 4,309 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,135
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