MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 75.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.9% 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 Drive104% 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.
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 (11%). 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)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime21.4 Days
Run DateJan 04 '20 at 18:31
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
75.6% Very good
1-Core 107
2-Core 239
80% 173 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 461
61% 448 Pts
64-Core 462
31% 462 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
49.9% Average
Lighting 181
Reflection 174
Parallax 189
48% 182 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 176
Splatting 122
50% 150 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 49.9%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 346 346 346 281 364 285 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 357
Mixed 330
SusWrite 328
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 44.6
164% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 196
176% 264 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
Crucial MX200 500GB-$90
139GB free
Firmware: MU04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 350 333 316 317 301 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 435
Write 411
Mixed 315
SusWrite 329
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 41.9
158% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 137
145% 238 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 105%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$160
287GB free
Firmware: 1AA01108
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 100 99 101 101 101 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 106
Write 61.5
Mixed 66.2
SusWrite 101
62% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
189% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 63%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$40
183GB free
Firmware: CR100-12
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 69 71 71 71 71 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
38.3% Below average
Read 63
Write 69.5
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 70.4
45% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
131% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.8% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 25.3
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 29.6
SC Mixed 25.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 105%
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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 7,322 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: 64% - Good Total price: $818
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HDDRAMUSB
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