MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive127% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180630
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 18:57
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User BGR-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 Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$237
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 140
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 521
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 528
79% 531 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$345
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 337
Reflection 302
Parallax 318
102% 319 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 307
Splatting 238
108% 251 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX7000 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CB1.1.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 751 169 108 126 65 62 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 750
Write 841
Mixed 696
SusWrite 214
140% 625 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 158
4K Mixed 55.4
208% 82.9 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 623
DQ Mixed 333
286% 407 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 127%
Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
469GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 149 152 152 151 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 162
Write 122
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 150
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
222GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 116 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 103
Write 86.3
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 115
70% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
203% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
928GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 184 188 190 190 190 190 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 180
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 188
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.2
238% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 109%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 36
MC Mixed 30
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 35.6
SC Mixed 27.3
79% 27.6 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 1,467 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $938
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Intel Core i5-8600K $259Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $92
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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