MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics114% 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 Drive50.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
12 days ago, 12 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151217
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJun 30 '20 at 16:54
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$293
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Memory 85.9
1-Core 103
2-Core 191
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 498
55% 425 Pts
64-Core 578
39% 578 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
114% Outstanding
Lighting 447
Reflection 370
Parallax 489
117% 435 fps
MRender 376
Gravity 393
Splatting 244
114% 338 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 114%
Great: 122%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 480GB
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 349 57 51 139 55 51 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
50.9% Above average
Read 408
Write 315
Mixed 292
SusWrite 117
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 39
4K Mixed 18.1
75% 26 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 90.9
DQ Mixed 43
49% 83.6 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 60%
Sandisk PLUS 480GB
82GB free
Firmware: UG4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 68 45 165 141 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
50.6% Above average
Read 439
Write 343
Mixed 304
SusWrite 140
68% 306 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 39.1
4K Mixed 18.3
67% 24.2 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 51.4
DQ Mixed 41.3
42% 69.4 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 60%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB
25GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 23 23 22 18 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Read 148
Write 22.5
Mixed 36.3
SusWrite 21.9
57% 57.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.1
148% 3.27 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$135
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.1% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 24.2
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 28.4
SC Mixed 22
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 71.3
56% 71.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $851
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