MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 120%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 109%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics146% 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 Drive125% 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.
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-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180630
Uptime7.2 Days
Run DateMay 25 '20 at 20:30
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Memory 95.7
1-Core 148
2-Core 291
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 719
80% 616 Pts
64-Core 720
48% 720 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Titan Xp
Nvidia(10DE 123E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2852 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
146% Outstanding
Lighting 528
Reflection 504
Parallax 611
139% 548 fps
MRender 262
Gravity 573
Splatting 313
147% 383 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 146%
Great: 150%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
58GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 400 484 491 489 451 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 492
Mixed 387
SusWrite 444
104% 461 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 54.7
198% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 358
270% 363 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 125%
Great: 124%
Samsung 850 PRO 512GB
700GB free
Firmware: AX0R5J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 87 87 87 88 87 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - drive id incomplete or inconclusive
Read 85.8
Write 86.4
Mixed 32.6
SusWrite 86.3
16% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
2% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 136%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$31
181GB free
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 77 78 78 78 79 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 79.3
Write 70
Mixed 45.8
SusWrite 77
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
103% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 59%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
389GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 122 121 123 120 121 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Read 125
Write 123
Mixed 24.6
SusWrite 122
71% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
203GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 148 160 165 165 165 165 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 214
Write 164
Mixed 88.9
SusWrite 161
115% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 108%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 35.1
MC Mixed 27.6
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 28.3
83% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 54.9
73% 54.9 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 107%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 2,677 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $960
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