MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 13:48
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User IRQ-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 444
103% 457 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 437
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1570 MHz, MLim: 1842 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
69.8% Good
Lighting 221
Reflection 192
Parallax 211
67% 208 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 204
Splatting 136
72% 166 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$59
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 219 179 179 174 172 168 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 405
Write 270
Mixed 292
SusWrite 182
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 38.2
149% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 168
159% 250 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
203GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 114 112 114 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
66% Good
Read 116
Write 97.2
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 114
74% 100 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
68.3% Good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 25
MC Mixed 19.3
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 22.6
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 98%
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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 5,759 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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