MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 100%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics146% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 11 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)
Memory21.6 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayЦвета: 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 11
BIOS Date20180710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 21 '22 at 23:16
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User BLR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Memory 90.4
1-Core 154
2-Core 306
102% 183 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 832
92% 712 Pts
64-Core 832
56% 832 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 100%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$770
Dell(1028 C722) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
146% Outstanding
Lighting 190
Reflection 187
Parallax 208
154% 195 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 162
Splatting 134
136% 169 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 146%
Great: 149%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$71
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,734
Write 2,521
Mixed 1,928
533% 2,394 MB/s
4K Read 76.5
4K Write 220
4K Mixed 109
372% 135 MB/s
DQ Read 1,312
DQ Write 1,111
DQ Mixed 1,212
908% 1,212 MB/s
Poor: 179% Great: 338%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3600 C17 Series 8502 3000 C16 Series 8502 3600 C17 Series 24GB
2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 15.1
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 52%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $832
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