MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics38.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive72.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
5 months ago, 5 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 22:14
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 Pentium G4560-$60
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
62.2% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 265
QC Float 304
QC Mixed 288
65% 286 Pts
MC Int 266
MC Float 306
MC Mixed 289
43% 287 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
EVGA(3842 2762) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 80.3
Parallax 124
34% 102 fps
MRender 87.2
Gravity 120
Splatting 79.1
42% 95.5 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 530 Series 180GB-$245
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 458
Write 189
Mixed 260
66% 302 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 17.9
112% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 263
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 51.4
86% 169 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 81%
Seagate NAS HDD 4TB-$125
1TB free
Firmware: SC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 140
Write 130
Mixed 131
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.17
71% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 94%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
1TB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
54.7% Above average
Read 95.6
Write 95.1
Mixed 84
69% 91.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.37
94% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.7%
Great: 70%
Hitachi HUA722020ALA331 2TB
993GB free
Firmware: JKAOA3NH Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 94.2
Write 98.3
Mixed 87.2
70% 93.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.38
92% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905678-024.A00G 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
72.9% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22.2
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 23.1
64% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 78%
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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 (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 1,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,010
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