MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 64.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics16.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7968
MotherboardMSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180626
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 15 '19 at 13:32
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
64.4% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 213
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 404
55% 404 Pts
64-Core 391
26% 391 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
16.7% Very poor
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.7
15% 59.7 fps
MRender 59.8
Gravity 59.8
Splatting 59.8
18% 59.8 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$60
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW7300Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,818
Write 593
Mixed 637
221% 1,016 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 51.6
205% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,098
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 392
357% 571 MB/s
Poor: 115% Great: 215%
Crucial MX300 750GB-$160
698GB free
Firmware: M0CR011
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4909
Write 68
Mixed 131
354% 1,703 MB/s
4K Read 660
4K Write 4.1
4K Mixed 8.3
1,012% 224 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 105%
Samsung Portable SSD T3 250GB
233GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 220 196 173 189 190 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
64.2% Good
Read 367
Write 345
Mixed 320
SusWrite 199
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 42.6
4K Mixed 29.7
98% 32.3 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 33.1
58% 114 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 78%
Seagate Expansion Desk 4TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 171
Write 147
Mixed 75
97% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 16% Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
68.1% Good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 20.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 20.2
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 110%
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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 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION(MS-7968) Builds (Compare 1,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,124
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HDDRAMUSB
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