MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 92.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime3 Days
Run DateOct 01 '19 at 16:17
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%
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 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Memory 96.1
1-Core 137
2-Core 275
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 519
71% 517 Pts
64-Core 517
35% 517 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
74.8% Very good
Lighting 286
Reflection 271
Parallax 280
75% 279 fps
MRender 189
Gravity 276
Splatting 219
75% 228 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 47 50 51 55 55 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 151% Great: 292%
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
169GB free
Firmware: N1126K
SusWrite @10s intervals: 249 246 250 253 246 251 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 261
Mixed 281
SusWrite 249
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 42.7
161% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 283
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 182
158% 236 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 97%
Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 1TB
563GB free
Firmware: EMT41B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 399 375 374 376 363 350 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 458
Mixed 388
SusWrite 373
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63.5
212% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 352
267% 360 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 125%
Great: 130%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 38.8
MC Write 42.6
MC Mixed 36.7
112% 39.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 31.6
94% 32.9 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%

 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 2,140 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: 61% - Good Total price: $785
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