MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 54.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.4% 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 Drive130% 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-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 05 '19 at 08:54
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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)
54.3% Above average
1-Core 110
2-Core 213
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 215
8-Core 208
29% 211 Pts
64-Core 212
14% 212 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.3%
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 (35th percentile)
47.4% Average
Lighting 171
Reflection 163
Parallax 240
45% 191 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 173
Splatting 120
48% 140 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$55
187GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 478 411 289 290 289 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 450
Mixed 428
SusWrite 355
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 67.7
232% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 130%
Great: 128%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
381GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 99 99 99 99 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 84.1
Write 82.4
Mixed 60.9
SusWrite 98.7
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.6%
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 above expectations (70th percentile)
99% Outstanding
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 30.7
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 29.8
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99%
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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