MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.2% 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 Drive98.6% 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:26
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 411
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 413
61% 410 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Lighting 106
Reflection 170
Parallax 237
47% 171 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 258
Splatting 218
96% 225 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
191GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 377
Mixed 382
93% 419 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 39.5
149% 50.8 MB/s
DQ Read 260
DQ Write 194
DQ Mixed 102
110% 185 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 116%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$49
469GB free
Firmware: AX003J Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 98.2
Write 95.7
Mixed 91.9
72% 95.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.2
60% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 62%
Hitachi HTE541010A9E680 1TB
240GB free
Firmware: JA0OA560 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 71.4
Write 82.5
Mixed 84.9
60% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.16
58% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 57%
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 below expectations (25th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 22.2
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 20.8
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 77.6
52% 77.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,079
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