MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive87% 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
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150907
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateApr 06 '18 at 10:11
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$237
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
83.4% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 442
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 451
MC Mixed 440
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36B3) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Lighting 134
Reflection 109
Parallax 120
40% 121 fps
MRender 81.3
Gravity 116
Splatting 78
40% 91.7 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 504
Write 397
Mixed 404
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 83.3
4K Mixed 25
135% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 84.2
DQ Mixed 75.7
54% 68.4 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 87%
Great: 136%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
112GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Read 487
Write 334
Mixed 337
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 22.5
129% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 42.6
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 18.6
42% 82.6 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 109%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$65
880GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Read 103
Write 145
Mixed 109
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.45
4K Mixed 0.52
138% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
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
46.5% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 15
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 14.7
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 93%
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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 1,284 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $935
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Intel Core i5-8600K $250Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
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