MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.4% 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 Drive116% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory28.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170502
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 13:41
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 560
126% 559 Pts
MC Int 533
MC Float 570
MC Mixed 561
83% 554 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$200
Device(1DA2 E366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1411 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.6.1
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Lighting 4
Reflection 184
Parallax 291
34% 160 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 207
Splatting 136
72% 165 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$199
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 335 223 270 275 265 277 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 458
Mixed 357
SusWrite 274
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 60.8
208% 75 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 236
212% 321 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
630GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 166 169 171 171 172 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Read 115
Write 112
Mixed 64.6
SusWrite 167
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 113%
Intel Raid 1 Volume 3TB
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 174 179 174 179 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 163
Mixed 32
SusWrite 177
97% 135 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
164% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
MC Read 40.2
MC Write 44
MC Mixed 37.6
116% 40.6 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 45.6
SC Mixed 32.8
97% 33.9 GB/s
Latency 50.1
80% 50.1 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
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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 4,124 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: $810
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HDDRAMUSB
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