MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 150%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 164%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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. 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 93.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics196% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive408% 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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180130
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 07 '18 at 02:07
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
1-Core 137
2-Core 275
97% 206 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 536
73% 537 Pts
64-Core 535
36% 535 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,030
Nvidia(10DE 12A4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2265 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
196% Outstanding
Lighting 734
Reflection 648
Parallax 861
193% 748 fps
MRender 549
Gravity 708
Splatting 356
198% 538 fps
Poor: 121%
This bench: 196%
Great: 193%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$160
356GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1863 2106 2185 2210 2213 2210 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
408% Outstanding
Read 2,867
Write 2,211
Mixed 1,538
SusWrite 2,131
490% 2187 MB/s
4K Read 62.8
4K Write 217
4K Mixed 91.2
327% 124 MB/s
DQ Read 1464
DQ Write 1,345
DQ Mixed 1481
1,090% 1,430 MB/s
Poor: 219%
This bench: 408%
Great: 395%
Toshiba OCZ RD400 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$169
227GB free
Firmware: 57CZ Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1081 1144 1127 1155 1155 1154 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
250% Outstanding
Read 1616
Write 971
Mixed 818
SusWrite 1,136
253% 1,135 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 66.5
270% 107 MB/s
DQ Read 828
DQ Write 704
DQ Mixed 612
501% 715 MB/s
Poor: 127%
This bench: 250%
Great: 226%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
43.5% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 15
MC Mixed 12.8
41% 14.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 43.5%
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 Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 6,742 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $909
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