MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 94.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.7% 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 Drive74.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 01:26
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$187
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Memory 97.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 280
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 538
72% 532 Pts
64-Core 552
37% 552 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2205 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
39.7% Below average
Lighting 47.7
Reflection 55
Parallax 44.7
38% 49.1 fps
MRender 68
Gravity 47.6
Splatting 62.1
41% 59.3 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$66
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 107 100 100 102 110 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 244
Write 131
Mixed 181
SusWrite 100
36% 164 MB/s
4K Read 33.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 45.8
171% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 144
DQ Mixed 106
86% 122 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 74%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
151GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 98 98 99 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 173
Write 163
Mixed 83
SusWrite 97.4
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$77
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 39.4
MC Write 43.8
MC Mixed 31.2
109% 38.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.7
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 33.1
97% 33.8 GB/s
Latency 48.5
82% 48.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%

 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 3,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $800
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