MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 70.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics102% 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 Drive77% 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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 23:08
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User IRL-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$231
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
70.1% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 106
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 276
QC Mixed 344
71% 314 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 356
MC Mixed 389
57% 378 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 337
Reflection 292
Parallax 313
102% 314 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 292
Splatting 225
103% 240 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
169GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 506
Write 339
Mixed 353
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 57.5
4K Mixed 10.2
86% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 47.5
93% 189 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77%
Great: 99%
Hitachi HDS723020BLE640 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OAAB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 169
Mixed 167
131% 174 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
WD Elements 1TB
325GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
35% Below average
Read 70.6
Write 91.3
Mixed 45.3
89% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.25
62% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 35%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
77.5% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 25.9
81% 28.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 27.3
SC Mixed 20.4
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 80
50% 80 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 91%
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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 4,173 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: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $788
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