MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics56.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 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 (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
54.4% Above average
1-Core 102
2-Core 131
59% 116 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 320
39% 291 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$285
Nvidia(10DE 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
56.3% Above average
Lighting 219
Reflection 190
Parallax 208
58% 206 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 207
Splatting 163
56% 171 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 61%
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 (49th 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: 57%
This bench: 79%
Great: 97%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 1TB (2016)-$70
365GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 184 181 180 183 186 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th 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: 45%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$20
822GB free
Firmware: JC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 121 120 120 122 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th 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: 25%
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.

Typical Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 6,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $879
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