MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics31.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 686
75% 579 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 95%
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
Relative performance (0th percentile)
31.1% Below average
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 164
Parallax 280
13% 148 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 201
Splatting 185
55% 174 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 60%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$112
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 80 89 82 74 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th 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-$125
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th 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: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION(MS-7968) Builds (Compare 1,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,176
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