MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
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 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics56.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive214% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (21%). 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)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 07:38
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 21%

 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 i5-7600K-$251
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 477
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 482
73% 489 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 93%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Lighting 172
Reflection 135
Parallax 152
51% 153 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 167
Splatting 120
60% 139 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
214% Outstanding
Read 1,834
Write 1,107
Mixed 1,197
305% 1,379 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 42.4
185% 68.5 MB/s
DQ Read 474
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 175
190% 323 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 214%
Great: 234%
Sandisk S128G 126GB
15GB free
Firmware: 3.2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 447
Write 279
Mixed 299
76% 342 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 11.3
4K Mixed 6.57
36% 10.8 MB/s
DQ Read 38.7
DQ Write 5.08
DQ Mixed 7.44
9% 17.1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 52%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
629GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 120
Write 111
Mixed 110
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.39
4K Mixed 0.24
116% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
284GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 146
Write 133
Mixed 133
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.17
74% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 115%
Samsung HD502IJ 500GB-$37
326GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
57.8% Above average
Read 96.9
Write 105
Mixed 93.5
74% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.41
99% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$175
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 38.8
MC Mixed 32.4
102% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 37.9
SC Mixed 28.9
84% 29.3 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 128%
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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 3,668 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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $914
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