MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.6% 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 Drive57% 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.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 22 '21 at 14:44
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 56%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-7600K-$229
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Memory 80.9
1-Core 121
2-Core 241
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 466
63% 463 Pts
64-Core 458
31% 458 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
Nvidia(10DE 11D7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2202 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.6% Above average
Lighting 64.5
Reflection 75.6
Parallax 73.8
52% 71.3 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 65.7
Splatting 65.9
53% 66 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 61%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Emtec X150 120GB
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 157 53 54 52 52 MB/s
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
57% Above average
Read 216
Write 254
Mixed 235
SusWrite 90.9
45% 199 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 31.4
106% 35 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 264
DQ Mixed 160
138% 201 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
44.8% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.8
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 14.8
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 87%

 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 4,377 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $855
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