MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 84.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics102% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory27.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 03:06
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-6700K-$322
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 403
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 587
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 645
95% 638 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 325
Reflection 287
Parallax 313
99% 308 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 297
Splatting 231
105% 244 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$238
339GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 526
Write 494
Mixed 510
114% 510 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 37.5
159% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 294
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 130
143% 239 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 112%
Great: 128%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
720GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 163
Mixed 155
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.37
4K Mixed 0.32
117% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Samsung P3 Portable 1TB
583GB free, PID 61c8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
39.4% Below average
Read 86.6
Write 96.2
Mixed 78.1
113% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.39
79% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMK32GX4M4A2133C15 029E CMK32GX4M4A2133C15 029E CMK32GX4M4A2133C15 029E CMK8GX4M1A2400C16 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
69.7% Good
MC Read 23.7
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 27.9
SC Mixed 21.5
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,084
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