MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics69.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive66.6% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 18:03
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 400
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 388
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 399
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
69.4% Good
Lighting 223
Reflection 192
Parallax 204
67% 206 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 200
Splatting 154
71% 166 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$90
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
66.6% Good
Read 487
Write 330
Mixed 258
79% 358 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 37.7
4K Mixed 13.3
77% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 9.17
35% 71.7 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
78.1% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 22.9
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 29.2
SC Mixed 21.4
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 89%
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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 AC (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $880
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