MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 66.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.2% 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 Drive129% 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)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 08 '19 at 06:13
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU8%
Watch Gameplay: 570 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Pentium G4500-$93
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
66.1% Good
Memory 96.9
1-Core 110
2-Core 206
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 213
28% 209 Pts
64-Core 216
14% 216 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 66.1%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$137
Sapphire(1DA2 E343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1244 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.2
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.2% Average
Lighting 170
Reflection 164
Parallax 232
45% 189 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 172
Splatting 120
48% 140 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$47
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 469 414 290 291 290 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 478
Mixed 414
SusWrite 356
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 50.4
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 64
227% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 360
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 129%
Great: 128%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$38
381GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 95 98 99 98 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
53% Above average
Read 86.5
Write 81
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 97.9
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 53%
Great: 71%
Generic External 500GB
466GB free, PID 0840
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 42 42 42 42 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
17.3% Very poor
Read 38.9
Write 39.1
Mixed 23
SusWrite 41.5
48% 35.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.6
50% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 17.3%
Great: 21%
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 (80th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
MC Read 33.2
MC Write 40.5
MC Mixed 31
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 30.9
89% 31 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 106%

 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 728 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $955
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