MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics51.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
11 days ago, 11 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 17:47
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User CHL-User
Background CPU 20%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-3GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$235
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Memory 92.8
1-Core 109
2-Core 211
81% 138 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 395
53% 390 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
Asus(1043 85ED) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.5% Above average
Lighting 63
Reflection 65.8
Parallax 60.2
51% 63 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 64.7
Splatting 60.2
52% 63.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
896GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 134 156 174 169 156 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 166
Mixed 99.4
SusWrite 156
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
224% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 109%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB-$9
10GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.9 7.5 12 12 12 12 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
17.7% Very poor
Read 92.4
Write 12.8
Mixed 13.2
SusWrite 10.3
30% 32.2 MB/s
4K Read 8.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 1
66% 3.2 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 35%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
46.8% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 13.8
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 15.9
SC Mixed 15
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 48%

 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 4,042 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $853
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