MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics76.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive3.96% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 21:39
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
74.2% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 243
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 654
68% 533 Pts
64-Core 651
44% 651 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Lighting 299
Reflection 295
Parallax 337
79% 310 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 276
Splatting 222
74% 232 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Galax TA1D0120A 120GB
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM10.5
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 5.3 71 19 5.2 47 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
3.96% Terrible
Read 16.3
Write 327
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 37.1
22% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 5.7
4K Mixed 0.3
4% 2.07 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 3.96%
Great: 78%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
95GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 92 90 92 91 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 122
Write 120
Mixed 62.5
SusWrite 91.2
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
225% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$73
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.6
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 23.6
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 88%
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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 6,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $820
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $196AMD RX 580 $167Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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