MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160929
Uptime9 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:40
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-6700K-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 473
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 622
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 672
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$220
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 223
Reflection 190
Parallax 200
66% 205 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 201
Splatting 153
72% 168 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$46
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
65% Good
Read 503
Write 272
Mixed 311
80% 362 MB/s
4K Read 11.3
4K Write 93.4
4K Mixed 3.8
72% 36.2 MB/s
DQ Read 167
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 5.96
57% 131 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65%
Great: 87%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$43
740GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 170
Mixed 134
118% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.33
104% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 98%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial UDIMM DDR4 2400 C16 1x16GB-$131
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
44.2% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 12.5
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 14.7
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 44.2%
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 3,894 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $818
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $130Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $220Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $237AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $130SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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