MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 85.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics24.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive81.9% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory2.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 14 '19 at 11:11
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$334
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
85.5% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 242
90% 189 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 702
74% 579 Pts
64-Core 716
48% 716 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$180
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.10.1
Relative performance (0th percentile)
24.1% Poor
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 188
Parallax 0.2
0% 63 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 216
Splatting 138
55% 169 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 24.1%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 512GB-$177
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4120000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 310 276 273 280 276 270 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 467
Write 430
Mixed 229
SusWrite 281
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 61.3
4K Mixed 29.3
104% 37.7 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 220
191% 283 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 102%
Apacer AS340 240GB
122GB free
Firmware: AP612PE0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 340 98 65 67 66 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 441
Write 247
Mixed 337
SusWrite 117
63% 285 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 31.1
139% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 201
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 169
154% 230 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 98%
WD Purple 3TB (2014)-$80
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 134 138 137 138 138 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 138
Write 138
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 137
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 84%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$29
402GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 151 167 168 159 170 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 131
Write 111
Mixed 34.1
SusWrite 158
79% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
133% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 106%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB-$59
160GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 101 103 103 102 104 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 103
Write 93.5
Mixed 60
SusWrite 103
66% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.8% Average
MC Read 15.9
MC Write 16
MC Mixed 12.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 15.6
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 97%
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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 6,535 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: 59% - Above average Total price: $906
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