MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive71.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:20
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6500-$211
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 590
QC Mixed 571
129% 571 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 568
85% 568 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 109%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$150
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 489
Write 182
Mixed 244
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 13.1
132% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 38.3
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 13.3
29% 56.9 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 87%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
411GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 152
Write 147
Mixed 123
105% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.29
108% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2300 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
78.8% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 23.4
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 24.6
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 99%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 1,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $953
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