MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 94.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics35.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive115% 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-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 17 '21 at 16:23
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$299
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Memory 93.1
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 709
80% 613 Pts
64-Core 700
47% 700 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$200
CLim: 990 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.12.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
35.8% Below average
Lighting 45
Reflection 47.3
Parallax 56
36% 49.4 fps
MRender 46.3
Gravity 43.3
Splatting 32.8
35% 40.8 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
209GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 200 229 225 230 231 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 433
Mixed 319
SusWrite 238
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 45.4
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 60.7
214% 78 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 330
256% 352 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 115%
Great: 117%
Seagate ST1000VM002-1CT162 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: SC23
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 156 156 157 161 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 157
Write 166
Mixed 69.7
SusWrite 158
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
128% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
41.5% Average
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 11.5
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 13.7
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 62
65% 62 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 41.5%
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 3,807 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 50%
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $846
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