MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 64.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.3% 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 28 '19 at 17:55
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 30%
Watch Gameplay: 570 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (91st percentile)
64.1% Good
Memory 94.3
1-Core 111
2-Core 212
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 203
27% 201 Pts
64-Core 213
14% 213 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 65%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$142
Sapphire(1DA2 E343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1244 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.2.2
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.3% Average
Lighting 171
Reflection 165
Parallax 240
45% 192 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 173
Splatting 118
48% 139 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$50
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 377 462 373 313 314 315 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 486
Mixed 452
SusWrite 359
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 65.9
228% 81.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 129%
Great: 129%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$38
377GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 98 99 99 99 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 92
Write 92.3
Mixed 62.1
SusWrite 98.7
64% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.9
179% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE4G4D30AEEA.K8FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2455 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
81.1% Excellent
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 25.2
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 25.4
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 81.1%
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 795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $888
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