MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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.
Boot Drive97.5% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime4.5 Days
Run DateMar 26 '20 at 11:46
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 618
70% 539 Pts
64-Core 651
44% 651 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.74
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 420
Reflection 397
Parallax 407
110% 408 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 408
Splatting 258
109% 303 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 108%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$60
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 320 251 223 228 206 216 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 387
Mixed 257
SusWrite 240
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 40.8
159% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 148
160% 270 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
579GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 149 148 149 149 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 150
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 148
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
229% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 24.9
81% 28.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 32.5
SC Mixed 25.2
72% 25.3 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 86%
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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 7,656 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: $904
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HDDRAMUSB
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