MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive101% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 15 '16 at 16:50
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$216
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
77.9% Very good
SC Int 94.9
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 99.9
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 415
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 424
MC Mixed 431
64% 424 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Gigabyte(1458 360B) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.9
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
38% Below average
Lighting 100
Reflection 80.1
Parallax 124
34% 102 fps
MRender 87
Gravity 119
Splatting 78.5
41% 94.7 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$156
87GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 382
Mixed 405
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 33
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 34.1
145% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 66.6
113% 221 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
WD Green 500GB (2012)
113GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 105
Write 94.2
Mixed 89.4
72% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.21
90% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x4GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
48.9% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.4
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 14.5
SC Mixed 12.4
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 48.9%
Great: 97%
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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 (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,078
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