MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 73.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics100% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161123
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateOct 20 '20 at 13:15
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 34%
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 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
73.2% Very good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 102
2-Core 198
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 546
57% 445 Pts
64-Core 559
38% 559 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
MSI(1462 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
100% Outstanding
Lighting 126
Reflection 139
Parallax 131
105% 132 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 126
Splatting 104
67% 113 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 100%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,618
Write 1291
Mixed 813
274% 1,241 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 66.5
238% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,165
DQ Write 1,033
DQ Mixed 1,038
795% 1,079 MB/s
Poor: 116% Great: 254%
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
122GB free
Firmware: SAFC12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 192 173 175 176 176 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
83.6% Excellent
Read 469
Write 422
Mixed 376
SusWrite 200
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 38.3
143% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 61.8
DQ Mixed 203
146% 196 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 97%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
584GB free
Firmware: CC4C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 167 163 167 161 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 138
Mixed 84.5
SusWrite 164
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
171% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$81
2.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 191 200 198 201 200 200 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 162
Mixed 84
SusWrite 198
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 114%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905678-023.A00G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
63.2% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 19.9
64% 22.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 18.5
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $736
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