MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 93.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.2% 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
16 days ago, 16 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 04 '18 at 16:54
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$180
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 490
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 490
73% 488 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
71% Very good
Lighting 221
Reflection 193
Parallax 230
69% 215 fps
MRender 160
Gravity 204
Splatting 137
72% 167 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$130
337GB free
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
72.2% Very good
Read 483
Write 337
Mixed 339
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 15.1
103% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 27.6
DQ Write 87.6
DQ Mixed 15.1
24% 43.4 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.2%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$192
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 43.5
MC Mixed 34.9
111% 38.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 44.2
SC Mixed 29.9
91% 32 GB/s
Latency 52.3
76% 52.3 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%
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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 4,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,092
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