MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive119% 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.
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
9 days ago, 3 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 12:00
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 i3-6100-$112
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
78% Very good
SC Int 133
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 360
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 386
MC Mixed 368
54% 362 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 78%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 188
Parallax 200
66% 203 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 206
Splatting 164
74% 174 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
298GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 402
Mixed 419
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.1
196% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 129
143% 244 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 119%
Great: 116%
Crucial M4 256GB-$218
91GB free
Firmware: 070H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 499
Write 256
Mixed 335
80% 363 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 5.92
98% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 112
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 6.04
34% 76.2 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 68%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
429GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 93.7
Write 93.3
Mixed 94.6
71% 93.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.19
81% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3276 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 39.9
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 32
110% 38.6 GB/s
SC Read 24.2
SC Write 45.8
SC Mixed 33.1
98% 34.4 GB/s
Latency 45.3
88% 45.3 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
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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%
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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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