MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive101% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 06:18
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 97.3
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 99.7
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 406
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 359
MC Mixed 376
56% 370 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
69.3% Good
Lighting 201
Reflection 171
Parallax 289
72% 220 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 196
Splatting 126
67% 155 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$90
388GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 382
Mixed 407
97% 436 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 74.4
4K Mixed 40.1
144% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 77.9
112% 212 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 101%
Great: 125%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$134
210GB free
Firmware: CC41
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
79% Very good
Read 111
Write 163
Mixed 128
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 5.37
4K Mixed 0.74
209% 2.26 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 79%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 29.8
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 24
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 22.1
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 91%
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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 1,526 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $985
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