MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 97.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 Drive70% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 14 '18 at 04:39
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 515
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 532
MC Mixed 519
77% 514 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
Nvidia(10DE 1B81) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 300
Parallax 316
100% 315 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 302
Splatting 235
106% 247 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$70
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
70% Good
Read 482
Write 300
Mixed 145
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 12.8
93% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 14.3
43% 87.2 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 70%
Great: 95%
Hitachi HMS5C4040BLE640 4TB
32GB free
Firmware: MPAOA5D0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 44% Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$159
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 25.9
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.5
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 79%
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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 4,616 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,073
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