MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 76.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics71% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.8% 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.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 18 '17 at 07:06
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-6500-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
76.6% Very good
SC Int 100
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 104
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 404
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 373
55% 369 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
71% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 196
Parallax 210
68% 210 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 207
Splatting 156
73% 170 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 71%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
304GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 402
Mixed 411
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 92.6
4K Mixed 27.3
152% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 46.8
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 115
101% 144 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.5% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 16.1
MC Mixed 12.5
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 14.2
SC Mixed 6.3
32% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 86%
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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 3,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,114
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HDDRAMUSB
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