MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 64.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics119% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 11 '20 at 16:34
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6400-$179
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
64.7% Good
1-Core 95.2
2-Core 190
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 370
51% 371 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$500
Zotac(19DA 5510) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
119% Outstanding
Lighting 466
Reflection 388
Parallax 482
122% 445 fps
MRender 391
Gravity 412
Splatting 252
120% 352 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 119%
Great: 121%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$89
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 485
Write 319
Mixed 300
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 80.8
4K Mixed 25.5
108% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 202
168% 241 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 108%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$85
3TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 59 62 68 74 91 126 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
57.7% Above average
Read 121
Write 71.2
Mixed 51.2
SusWrite 80
59% 80.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.4
76% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron CT8G4DFD8213.16FA2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 25.6
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 28.3
SC Mixed 21.9
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 78%
Take a copy of your results

 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 7,339 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: 61% - Good Total price: $852
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $230Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $356AMD RX 590 $185Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $74SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $683SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback