MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.1% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 30 '18 at 20:30
Run Duration196 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
73% Very good
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 430
58% 423 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 73%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 284
Reflection 285
Parallax 321
75% 297 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 277
Splatting 190
71% 219 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 327 184 91 103 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Read 430
Write 434
Mixed 342
SusWrite 187
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 27.1
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 40.6
143% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 222
DQ Write 275
DQ Mixed 115
124% 204 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$53
952GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 164 152 164 163 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 157
Mixed 78.5
SusWrite 161
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 95%
Great: 113%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$69
51GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 86 75 70 70 81 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
55.9% Above average
Read 118
Write 111
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 76.5
74% 99.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
156% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$30
6GB free
Firmware: 58.01D58
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 71 76 69 61 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
42% Average
Read 76.8
Write 74.3
Mixed 53
SusWrite 69.1
50% 68.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 42%
Great: 57%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
33GB free, PID 231a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 126 121 119 120 126 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 41.8
Write 81.5
Mixed 48.5
SusWrite 122
108% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.4
167% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 51%
WD Elements 1TB
96GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 37 38 37 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Read 35.8
Write 31.3
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 37.2
44% 32.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.5
73% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 43%
Kingston DataTraveler 2.0 16GB
14GB free, PID 6544
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.7 4.5 4.4 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
7.04% Terrible
Read 33.5
Write 5.3
Mixed 9.8
SusWrite 4.5
13% 13.3 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
19% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.04%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 25.4
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.2
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 19.7
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 71%
Great: 108%
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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 6,594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $879
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $259Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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