MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics70.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 22 '19 at 10:31
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-6600K-$226
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58.7% Above average
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 220
QC Float 256
QC Mixed 263
56% 246 Pts
MC Int 312
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 347
52% 346 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
Nvidia(10DE 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Lighting 219
Reflection 190
Parallax 208
67% 206 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 207
Splatting 163
73% 171 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Avexir E100 SERIES - 120GB
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1015A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 218 98 57 59 52 58 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
79% Very good
Read 493
Write 365
Mixed 354
SusWrite 90.3
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 32.2
142% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 231
177% 242 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 79%
Great: 97%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$60
365GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 184 181 180 183 186 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 146
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 183
96% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 2.1
380% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$22
822GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 121 120 120 122 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 119
Write 122
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 120
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 1
174% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4-2400 CL16 4GB 0616 DDR4-2400 CL16 8GB 0616 DDR4-2400 CL16 4GB 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
39.4% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 14
40% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 10.3
SC Mixed 11.7
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 89.6
45% 89.6 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 46%
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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 Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 5,773 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $822
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