MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 56.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics75.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 3 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 12 '17 at 21:32
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
56.8% Above average
SC Int 104
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 233
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 407
59% 394 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 107%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7970) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4565
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
6.86% Terrible
Lighting 1.3
Reflection 20.7
Parallax 16.8
2% 12.9 fps
MRender 20.6
Gravity 20.3
Splatting 37.1
10% 26 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.86%
Great: 10%
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Lighting 344
Reflection 302
Parallax 330
105% 325 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 84.4
Splatting 99.5
54% 132 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Goodram C100 120GB
44GB free
Firmware: S8FM08.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 505
Write 201
Mixed 212
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 67.9
4K Mixed 9.12
86% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 93.4
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 22.9
47% 93.3 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$28
516GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 92.5
Write 90.4
Mixed 22.2
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.39
90% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
45.9% Average
MC Read 12.1
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 2.1
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 2.9
27% 9.3 GB/s
Latency 93.3
43% 93.3 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 103%
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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 886 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,078
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