MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive43.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160921
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 14:16
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 16%
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 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$187
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 92.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 245
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 436
59% 431 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Gigabyte(1458 3771) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 460.89
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.2% Above average
Lighting 65.8
Reflection 71.8
Parallax 64.6
53% 67.4 fps
MRender 64.9
Gravity 69.2
Splatting 65.7
55% 66.6 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZ7TY128HDHP-00000 128GB
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 100Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 39 36 31 30 33 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
43.6% Average
Read 239
Write 54.5
Mixed 72.8
SusWrite 35.7
22% 100 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 16.4
85% 29.1 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 55.5
DQ Mixed 36.7
57% 114 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 109%
Toshiba P300 1TB-$52
108GB free
Firmware: A8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 114 105 113 114 114 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 104
Write 113
Mixed 19.9
SusWrite 112
63% 87.2 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
151% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
69.1% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 22.1
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 21.6
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 89%

 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 3,314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $801
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