MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 85.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics103% 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 Drive92.5% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJan 03 '17 at 08:34
Run Duration371 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 i7-6700K-$306
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
85.8% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 418
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 677
MC Mixed 629
95% 637 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$366
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 345
Reflection 305
Parallax 310
99% 320 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 305
Splatting 233
107% 247 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 120GB-$80
45GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 521
Write 347
Mixed 409
94% 426 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 13.8
124% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 13.8
101% 235 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$152
625GB free
Firmware: CC3C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 125
Write 133
Mixed 107
91% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.76
134% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 75%
Generic Flash Disk 8GB
3GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
4.72% Terrible
Read 19.4
Write 3.22
Mixed 4.54
8% 9.05 MB/s
4K Read 5.05
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.003
19% 1.68 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.72%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$62
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
35.2% Below average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 9.4
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 11.5
SC Mixed 10.6
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 35.2%
Great: 47%
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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 826 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,017
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