MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit Farben, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime34.9 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 18:25
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$190
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Memory 92
1-Core 119
2-Core 229
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 448
61% 447 Pts
64-Core 452
30% 452 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
61% Good
Lighting 243
Reflection 215
Parallax 229
64% 229 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 225
Splatting 179
61% 185 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
827GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 160 180 195 193 196 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Read 157
Write 56.3
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 179
86% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
127% 1 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
75% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 22.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 22.4
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 75%
Great: 80%
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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 8,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $935
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