MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 67.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4.88% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive111% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory0.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 13 '19 at 20:39
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
67.2% Good
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 372
51% 375 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7971) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim32.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4624
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
4.88% Terrible
Lighting 16.8
Reflection 21
Parallax 18.2
4% 18.7 fps
MRender 16.4
Gravity 13.8
Splatting 27.8
6% 19.3 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.88%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 420 430 425 419 413 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 466
Write 413
Mixed 331
SusWrite 416
91% 406 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 46
164% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 347
264% 357 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 111%
Great: 126%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
3GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 442
Write 416
Mixed 364
91% 408 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 59.1
201% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 356
268% 359 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF51264AZ-2G1A2 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
74.6% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.5
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 22.1
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 79%
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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 6,584 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $889
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