MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (89th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 11 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics7.5% 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 Drive97.6% 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
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10.3 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 01:32
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th 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-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
100% 213 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 711
81% 621 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
Gigabyte(1458 3666) 2GB
CLim: 1230 MHz, MLim: 562 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
7.5% Terrible
Lighting 26.7
Reflection 25.5
Parallax 34.7
7% 29 fps
MRender 12.9
Gravity 29.6
Splatting 23.7
8% 22.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.5%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 275GB-$90
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 475 296 156 157 157 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 471
Mixed 401
SusWrite 269
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 42.7
163% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 309
225% 289 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$55
903GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 192 195 194 195 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 172
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 189
112% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 30.2
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 42.1
SC Mixed 30.6
90% 31.7 GB/s
Latency 52.2
77% 52.2 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 105%
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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 6,609 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $895
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia RTX 2060 $325Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
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