MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 53%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 96%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 25 '19 at 16:50
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-6600K-$120
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Memory 93.7
1-Core 149
2-Core 298
99% 180 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 568
76% 567 Pts
64-Core 570
35% 570 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 96%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$117
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2172 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 79.1
Reflection 79.6
Parallax 69.9
64% 76.2 fps
MRender 73.6
Gravity 74.6
Splatting 75.4
61% 74.5 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 60%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Patriot Hellfire NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$233
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM02.0 Max speed: PCIe 16,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 271 244 249 169 165 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 955
Write 182
Mixed 284
SusWrite 228
90% 412 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 44.5
175% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 892
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 216
243% 435 MB/s
Poor: 97%
This bench: 130%
Great: 195%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$62
302GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 176 175 177 178 178 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 101
Write 76.5
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 176
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Kingston 9905678-027.A00G 9905625-030.A00G 16GB
2667, 2667 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
86.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 26.2
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.3
75% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 83%

 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 2,654 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 61%
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 48%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $709
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