MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 90.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics124% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive54% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 01 '19 at 18:00
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User MDG-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-7700K-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
1-Core 147
2-Core 247
96% 197 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 753
78% 614 Pts
64-Core 755
51% 755 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Lighting 477
Reflection 488
Parallax 519
125% 495 fps
MRender 258
Gravity 473
Splatting 285
124% 339 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 124%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series 180GB-$220
23GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LH6i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 119 135 149 119 134 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54% Above average
Read 314
Write 142
Mixed 199
SusWrite 135
44% 198 MB/s
4K Read 3.2
4K Write 40.4
4K Mixed 34.3
70% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 227
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 118
113% 177 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54%
Great: 81%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
167GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 103 104 103 103 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Read 144
Write 120
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 102
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
104% Outstanding
MC Read 39.8
MC Write 39.4
MC Mixed 29.5
104% 36.2 GB/s
SC Read 23.8
SC Write 40.7
SC Mixed 32.3
92% 32.3 GB/s
Latency 46.1
87% 46.1 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
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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 6,743 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $909
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