MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 93.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics70.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive76.2% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 14:59
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 488
112% 493 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 507
MC Mixed 494
74% 494 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Lighting 212
Reflection 178
Parallax 276
73% 222 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 200
Splatting 130
69% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
84GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 486
Write 261
Mixed 273
75% 340 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 25
129% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 42.9
DQ Write 74.7
DQ Mixed 18.4
25% 45.3 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
438GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
64.6% Good
Read 120
Write 106
Mixed 112
85% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.11
4K Mixed 0.18
81% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
67% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 19.9
67% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 21.9
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 67%
Great: 80%
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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 4,475 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: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,103
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