MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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.
Run History
9 days ago, 9 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory28.6 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 03:09
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 464
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 699
MC Mixed 666
99% 660 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 322
Reflection 289
Parallax 297
97% 303 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 296
Splatting 227
104% 243 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$238
339GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 523
Write 500
Mixed 506
114% 510 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 36.7
157% 59.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 294
DQ Mixed 137
147% 243 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 112%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
720GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 170
Mixed 157
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.32
117% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Samsung P3 Portable 1TB
583GB free, PID 61c8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 90.3
Write 94.3
Mixed 81.3
114% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.3
82% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 40.1%
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
71.4% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 22.3
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 22.3
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
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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 4,166 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $250

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,192
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