MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 85.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:07
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 449
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 449
68% 451 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 221
Reflection 200
Parallax 206
67% 209 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 200
Splatting 160
72% 168 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
161GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Read 132
Write 144
Mixed 151
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.29
90% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
43.9% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 11.8
42% 14.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 14.2
SC Mixed 12.5
37% 13 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 47%
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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 4,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,103
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