MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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. 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 93.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.7% 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)
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
1 month ago, 1 month 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%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
1-Core 141
2-Core 280
99% 210 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 538
72% 532 Pts
64-Core 552
37% 552 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2205 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
41.7% Average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
38% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
42% 143 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$75
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: 34%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
151GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 100 98 98 99 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th 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: 48%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$70
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: 62%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
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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 7,092 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $855
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