MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7968
MotherboardMSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 06 '19 at 17:24
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i7-6700K-$278
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 472
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 683
102% 680 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.4.3
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 164
Parallax 280
31% 148 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 201
Splatting 185
74% 174 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$110
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 80 89 82 74 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.4% Above average
Read 118
Write 116
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 81.9
74% 99.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
196% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$122
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 22.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.2
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 76.4%
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 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION(MS-7968) Builds (Compare 1,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,161
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