MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 83.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics96.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.8% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 04:28
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-6600-$204
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 442
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 446
MC Mixed 439
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Lighting 303
Reflection 286
Parallax 298
93% 296 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 276
Splatting 214
98% 229 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
101GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 490
Write 247
Mixed 310
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 24.9
126% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 44.8
82% 164 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 84%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$55
573GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 79.1
Write 82.8
Mixed 85.3
62% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.27
87% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
227GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 109
Write 108
Mixed 112
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.16
74% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 108%
WD 10EAVS External 1TB
238GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
21.4% Poor
Read 38.9
Write 40
Mixed 25.7
44% 34.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.27
87% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.4%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 99[2/7/4]199[F/T] 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.2% Average
MC Read 14
MC Write 14.1
MC Mixed 12.1
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 11.9
35% 12.2 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 84%
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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 4,466 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: $1,138
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