MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 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 92.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.4% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 years ago, 4 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 (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Memory 95.3
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 518
71% 518 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7570
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60.4% Good
Lighting 77.7
Reflection 77.4
Parallax 67.3
63% 74.1 fps
MRender 71.8
Gravity 71.2
Splatting 72.3
58% 71.8 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 500GB-$85
380GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd 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: 59%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$84
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th 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: 43%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 86%

 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 4,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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: 56% - Above average Total price: $852
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