MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics102% 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 Drive258% 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 AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime11.6 Days
Run DateJul 28 '20 at 21:50
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU8%
Watch Gameplay: 2060S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Memory 84.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 202
76% 129 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 379
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$420
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
102% Outstanding
Lighting 378
Reflection 320
Parallax 435
99% 377 fps
MRender 370
Gravity 343
Splatting 244
103% 319 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 102%
Great: 107%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$99
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 744 766 803 824 822 803 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
258% Outstanding
Read 2,306
Write 1,879
Mixed 1473
SusWrite 794
360% 1,613 MB/s
4K Read 54.8
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 74.9
250% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 1,190
DQ Write 594
DQ Mixed 980
704% 921 MB/s
Poor: 218%
This bench: 258%
Great: 333%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.7% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 15
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 16.7
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 48.7%
Great: 96%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 309 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,008
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