MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 140%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 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. 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 93.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics194% 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 Drive68.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 09 '19 at 20:33
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
1-Core 139
2-Core 274
97% 207 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 525
73% 530 Pts
64-Core 535
36% 535 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,060
Nvidia(10DE 12A4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2295 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
194% Outstanding
Lighting 723
Reflection 626
Parallax 845
190% 732 fps
MRender 529
Gravity 705
Splatting 326
195% 520 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 194%
Great: 199%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SUV300S37A120G 120GB
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM12.G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 71 81 87 88 77 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 156
Write 410
Mixed 338
SusWrite 101
57% 251 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 41.9
134% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 62.5
116% 229 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 84%
Crucial MX300 525GB-$165
160GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 428 299 248 243 240 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 389
Mixed 388
SusWrite 311
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 44.7
170% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 251
DQ Mixed 328
237% 309 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 101%
Great: 99%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
889GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 181 180 181 183 185 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 178
Mixed 97.7
SusWrite 182
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
245% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
MXT-USB Storage Device 16GB
11GB free, PID 8816
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 20 20 20 20 20 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Read 19.2
Write 19.7
Mixed 5.2
SusWrite 19.7
21% 16 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 2.63 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 14%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 24.3
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 24.8
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 91%
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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 7,287 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $815
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