MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 61%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (92nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 8 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 87.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive125% 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-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.1 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '19 at 21:01
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
91% 192 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 500
68% 499 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
60.2% Good
Lighting 242
Reflection 206
Parallax 222
64% 223 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 222
Splatting 176
60% 183 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$76
132GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 334 263 279 267 278 276 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 491
Mixed 403
SusWrite 283
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 47.6
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 65.9
229% 83.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 125%
Great: 125%
Seagate ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB 750GB
207GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 87 87 87 87 87 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 75
Write 55.5
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 85.9
49% 66.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3120 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
58.5% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 16.9
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 18.6
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 51.1
78% 51.1 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 49%
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 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 6,610 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $895
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