MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (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. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% 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 Drive73.5% 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 (15%). 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)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime5 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 03:27
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (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 i5-6600-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
73.1% Very good
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 376
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 387
58% 386 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$360
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 324
Reflection 295
Parallax 314
99% 311 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 300
Splatting 231
106% 246 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$170
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR011 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 480
Write 332
Mixed 339
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 15.2
99% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29.2
DQ Write 212
DQ Mixed 42
56% 94.5 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 105%
WD WD1001FAES-60Z2A0 1TB
792GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 117
Write 132
Mixed 125
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.52
140% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 24.5
MC Mixed 20.4
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 18.8
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 78.5
51% 78.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 111%
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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 3,640 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $914
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