MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 89.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive93.8% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime6.8 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 06:33
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 i7-6700-$285
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 458
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 577
MC Float 653
MC Mixed 623
92% 618 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro M4000
HP(103C 1153) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 772 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 375.63
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
40.9% Average
Lighting 121
Reflection 105
Parallax 117
37% 114 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 112
Splatting 90
44% 103 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Zotac Premium Edition 240GB-$75
20GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 449
Mixed 482
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 14
114% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 63.2
111% 218 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 100%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$45
915GB free
Firmware: MS2OA8J0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 179
Mixed 164
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.97
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.23
99% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378A1G43EB1-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.6
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 26.1
SC Mixed 22.5
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 94%
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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 4,164 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $250

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