MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 53.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics60% 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 Drive126% 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-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime2 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 06:21
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 Pentium G4500-$92
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
53.1% Above average
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 205
QC Float 230
QC Mixed 216
49% 217 Pts
MC Int 206
MC Float 228
MC Mixed 218
33% 218 Pts
Poor: 35%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$140
Sapphire(1DA2 E343) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1244 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
60% Above average
Lighting 167
Reflection 164
Parallax 253
61% 194 fps
MRender 126
Gravity 167
Splatting 118
59% 137 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$53
164GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 293 303 303 303 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 457
Mixed 425
SusWrite 305
93% 413 MB/s
4K Read 51.5
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 68.3
235% 83.5 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 126%
Great: 127%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
363GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 103 103 102 102 102 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 89.6
Write 91
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 102
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
177% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 71%
Samsung S2 Portable 320GB
26GB free, PID 1f03
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 43 42 43 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
19.8% Very poor
Read 38.2
Write 15.5
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 42.2
39% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 19.8%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE4G4D30AEEA.K8FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2183 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.4% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 23.5
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 105%
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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 TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 1,705 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $988
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