MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics7.25% 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 Drive89% 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.
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.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161123
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateSep 10 '19 at 00:54
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Memory 96.6
1-Core 125
2-Core 279
94% 167 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 722
83% 633 Pts
64-Core 721
48% 721 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 98%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
Gigabyte(1458 3666) 2GB
CLim: 1205 MHz, MLim: 500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
7.25% Terrible
Lighting 24.4
Reflection 24.2
Parallax 32.9
6% 27.2 fps
MRender 11.4
Gravity 29
Splatting 23.2
7% 21.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.25%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$51
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 287 352 268 148 141 130 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
89% Excellent
Read 473
Write 326
Mixed 389
SusWrite 221
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 42.5
152% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 268
188% 233 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 89%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$68
903GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 157 156 157 158 155 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 174
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 153
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 38.7
MC Mixed 30.2
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.2
SC Write 42.3
SC Mixed 30.8
91% 31.8 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 104%

 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 2,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $780
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Intel Core i7-9700K $295Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super) $500Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $43
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
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