MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory23.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben, ,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime4 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:11
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i5-6600K-$238
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 117
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 428
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 430
66% 440 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Lighting 228
Reflection 201
Parallax 212
69% 214 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 206
Splatting 160
73% 171 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 407
Mixed 419
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 45
164% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 115
126% 213 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 108%
Great: 133%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$76
878GB free
Firmware: 81.00A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
48% Average
Read 84.2
Write 82.7
Mixed 87.2
64% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48%
Great: 85%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
671GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 139
Write 164
Mixed 128
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 5.33
4K Mixed 0.65
188% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.9% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 25.6
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 23.8
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 77.4
52% 77.4 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 116%
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 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 3,629 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $843
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