MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 86.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics27.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive117% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
6 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 25 '20 at 08:28
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Memory 97.1
1-Core 116
2-Core 231
87% 148 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 442
60% 440 Pts
64-Core 437
29% 437 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
EVGA(3842 2765) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
27.2% Poor
Lighting 97.7
Reflection 79.5
Parallax 121
26% 99.5 fps
MRender 0.3
Gravity 122
Splatting 78.8
27% 66.9 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.2%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 269 179 150 158 151 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 405
SusWrite 211
89% 399 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 64.3
217% 77.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 117%
Great: 133%
Crucial MX500 250GB-$49
231GB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 440 457 451 461 459 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 452
Mixed 444
SusWrite 436
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.5
189% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 278
232% 336 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 122%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 39.2
MC Mixed 30.2
101% 35.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 40.1
SC Mixed 30.2
88% 30.6 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 100%
Great: 113%
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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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HDDRAMUSB
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