MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory21.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 16 '19 at 21:20
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
74.3% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 222
82% 171 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 574
62% 480 Pts
64-Core 584
39% 584 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
56% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 192
Parallax 206
56% 204 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 205
Splatting 162
56% 171 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Avant 240GB Client SSD 240GB
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 106 104 109 93 107 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 230
Write 123
Mixed 218
SusWrite 109
38% 170 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 36.4
149% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 151
DQ Write 200
DQ Mixed 167
128% 173 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 72%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$90
154GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 163 167 173 166 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 182
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 169
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 101%
Great: 108%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
27GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 59 60 66 57 63 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 77.8
Write 88.3
Mixed 58.2
SusWrite 60.7
53% 71.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 83%
Hitachi HDS721010CLA330 1TB
35GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3MA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 78 68 73 83 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
34.7% Below average
Read 46.8
Write 52.5
Mixed 40.8
SusWrite 73.9
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
68.5% Good
MC Read 23.6
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 22
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 24.7
SC Mixed 22.3
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 73.6
54% 73.6 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 941 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

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