MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 135%
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 73%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics188% 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 Drive85.8% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 17 '18 at 01:12
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
86% Excellent
1-Core 139
2-Core 256
94% 198 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 674
72% 561 Pts
64-Core 670
45% 670 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,090
Gainward(10B0 1E07) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2280 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.81
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
188% Outstanding
Lighting 698
Reflection 630
Parallax 808
183% 712 fps
MRender 523
Gravity 680
Splatting 340
189% 514 fps
Poor: 121%
This bench: 188%
Great: 193%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$54
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 252 162 108 84 84 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 477
Write 421
Mixed 94.2
SusWrite 132
62% 281 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 42.7
145% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 324
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 136
147% 246 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 88%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 209 211 210 211 207 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 200
Write 167
Mixed 29
SusWrite 210
109% 151 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2
364% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 118%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBR1 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 859B CT8G4DFS8213.C8FBR1 029E CMK16GX4M2B3000C15 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
73.9% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 23.5
67% 23.6 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
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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 6,732 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 73%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

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