MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:13
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th 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 i7-7700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
64.2% Good
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 76.5
SC Mixed 75.9
62% 77.5 Pts
QC Int 298
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 319
72% 316 Pts
MC Int 639
MC Float 710
MC Mixed 673
101% 674 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 212
Reflection 183
Parallax 199
64% 198 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 192
Splatting 152
69% 162 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 137
Write 167
Mixed 121
106% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 5.32
4K Mixed 0.56
186% 2.16 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G4D30AETA.K8FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 28
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 20.5
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 2.2
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 4.1
15% 5.1 GB/s
Latency 479
8% 479 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 105%
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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 4,822 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: $1,015
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