MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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. 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 79.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics188% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive78.3% 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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
5 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 21:44
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
79.7% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 240
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 456
62% 452 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti-$1,090
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
188% Outstanding
Lighting 697
Reflection 620
Parallax 828
183% 715 fps
MRender 554
Gravity 669
Splatting 329
189% 517 fps
Poor: 129%
This bench: 188%
Great: 198%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 330 Series 240GB
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 118 117 113 107 99 MB/s
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
78.3% Very good
Read 260
Write 209
Mixed 238
SusWrite 115
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 41.6
166% 63.9 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 217
165% 226 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 91%
Crucial MX300 525GB-$138
66GB free
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 228 245 229 243 242 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 387
Write 249
Mixed 375
SusWrite 243
70% 313 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 41.5
158% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 328
248% 332 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 38
MC Write 43.6
MC Mixed 35.4
111% 39 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 44.4
SC Mixed 31
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
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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 6,767 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
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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: 59% - Above average Total price: $894
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