MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 54.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics46.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive105% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 04 '19 at 17:49
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium G4500-$80
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
54.5% Above average
1-Core 111
2-Core 210
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 214
29% 214 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$130
Sapphire(1DA2 E343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1244 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.2
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
46.4% Average
Lighting 169
Reflection 162
Parallax 234
44% 188 fps
MRender 125
Gravity 169
Splatting 116
47% 137 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 283 283 281 290 291 291 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 289
Mixed 263
SusWrite 286
75% 335 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 38.5
174% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 244
208% 307 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 105%
Great: 128%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
376GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 100 102 102 101 101 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 98.9
Write 94.7
Mixed 33
SusWrite 101
59% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
185% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE4G4D30AEEA.K8FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3001 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 39.3
MC Mixed 30.8
97% 33.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 37.8
SC Mixed 29.8
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 106%
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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 2,111 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $928
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