MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 62%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 50%
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 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive92.9% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
7 years ago, 7 years ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 10 '16 at 18:55
Run Duration91 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 14%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-6600K-$113
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 95.3
1-Core 132
2-Core 265
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 531
71% 530 Pts
64-Core 530
33% 530 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$117
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver.
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
61.8% Good
Lighting 77.7
Reflection 77.4
Parallax 67.3
63% 74.1 fps
MRender 71.8
Gravity 71.2
Splatting 72.3
59% 71.8 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 60%
Drive BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 500GB-$90
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 399
Mixed 381
96% 431 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 25
134% 53.7 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 17.4
62% 132 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$31
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 24.2
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 24.5
74% 26 GB/s
Latency 56
71% 56 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 88%

 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 2,631 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 61%
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 48%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $702
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