MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (19th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 81 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics76.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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.
High background CPU (29%). 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)
Memory1.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateNov 20 '19 at 22:53
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$160
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54.4% Above average
1-Core 86.7
2-Core 171
61% 129 Pts
4-Core 290
8-Core 321
41% 305 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega-56-$380
CLim: 1622 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Lighting 273
Reflection 216
Parallax 412
72% 300 fps
MRender 176
Gravity 289
Splatting 271
77% 245 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 128GB-$110
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 132 141 144 137 135 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 946
Write 172
Mixed 392
SusWrite 141
90% 413 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 78.9
4K Mixed 32.5
130% 47.4 MB/s
DQ Read 669
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 201
195% 326 MB/s
Poor: 110%
This bench: 103%
Great: 185%
Mushkin Chronos 120GB-$70
23GB free
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 95 99 96 97 102 MB/s
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
54.6% Above average
Read 274
Write 120
Mixed 172
SusWrite 98.6
37% 166 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 28.9
107% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 92.8
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 97.8
76% 103 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 81%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
292GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 144 134 162 170 173 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 152
Write 143
Mixed 74.7
SusWrite 148
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
114% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2017)-$72
2TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 133 137 124 132 129 137 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
65.2% Good
Read 95.5
Write 128
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 132
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
130% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$44
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
72.8% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.9
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 19.9
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 99%
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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 7,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
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: $910
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