MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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.
Boot Drive70.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 20:23
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 i7-7700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 146
117% 147 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 540
QC Mixed 562
124% 546 Pts
MC Int 736
MC Float 836
MC Mixed 796
118% 789 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 111%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 338
Reflection 298
Parallax 323
103% 319 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 299
Splatting 232
106% 247 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$62
148GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 470
Write 256
Mixed 269
73% 332 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 11
92% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 22.1
71% 158 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 89%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
598GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 46% Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
45.7% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 12.5
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 47%
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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 3,658 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $907
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HDDRAMUSB
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