MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 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 76.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics10.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive32.1% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7968
MotherboardMSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION  (all builds)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160722
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 29 '19 at 19:44
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$280
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.7% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 239
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 557
62% 478 Pts
64-Core 628
42% 628 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.7.2
Relative performance (0th percentile)
10.5% Very poor
Lighting 182
Reflection 169
Parallax 242
48% 197 fps
MRender 108
Gravity 5.8
Splatting 187
9% 100 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 10.5%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force 3 240GB-$232
61GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 132 104 91 140 145 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
32.1% Below average
Read 130
Write 196
Mixed 154
SusWrite 124
34% 151 MB/s
4K Read 23.9
4K Write 14.5
4K Mixed 1.7
46% 13.4 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 140
110% 150 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 32.1%
Great: 67%
WD WD3000GLFS-01F8U0 300GB
92GB free
Firmware: 03.03V01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 92 72 62 100 101 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 100
Write 97.8
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 86.7
65% 88.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 69%
Seagate ST3750640AS 750GB-$200
599GB free
Firmware: 3.AAE
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 54 43 39 62 60 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
34.3% Below average
Read 67.2
Write 58.2
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 52.3
42% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 43%
HPT DISK 0_1 900GB
543GB free
Firmware: 4.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 134 31 3.4 154 147 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
82.3% Excellent
Read 182
Write 176
Mixed 101
SusWrite 103
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 1.8
400% 3.57 MB/s
HPT DISK 0_0 2TB
424GB free
Firmware: 4.00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 12 54 18 0.1 72 88 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
47.7% Average
Read 125
Write 134
Mixed 79.2
SusWrite 40.6
70% 94.9 MB/s
4K Read 2.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.1
239% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 63%
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
1TB free
Firmware: 0911
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 106 94 86 134 132 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 100
Write 91.2
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 109
61% 83.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 7.4
4K Mixed 0.5
230% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3333 C16 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.4
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 23
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 111%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,184
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