MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics119% 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 Drive95.4% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 19:01
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$342
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 128
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 446
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 713
107% 715 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Lighting 380
Reflection 357
Parallax 376
117% 371 fps
MRender 227
Gravity 374
Splatting 230
121% 277 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 119%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDSC2KW360H6 360GB
201GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 119 118 131 89 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 404
Mixed 374
SusWrite 132
78% 351 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 49.9
182% 71.4 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 229
178% 247 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$190
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
78.9% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 24.6
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 24
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 104%
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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: $988
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