MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 133%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive258% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160723
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateNov 05 '18 at 16:57
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 534
119% 525 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 771
MC Mixed 733
109% 728 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 104%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$190
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
69.7% Good
Lighting 213
Reflection 187
Parallax 201
64% 200 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 206
Splatting 160
74% 172 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$128
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 237 177 177 172 169 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
258% Outstanding
Read 2,511
Write 345
Mixed 1,534
SusWrite 224
252% 1,153 MB/s
4K Read 63.5
4K Write 159
4K Mixed 85.2
289% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 1,193
DQ Write 1,253
DQ Mixed 1,195
906% 1,214 MB/s
Poor: 199%
This bench: 258%
Great: 324%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
306GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 148 146 146 146 147 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 145
Write 150
Mixed 77
SusWrite 146
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$122
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 12.9
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 17
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46%
Great: 87%
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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 4,497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $924
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