MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 94.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics40% 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 Drive100% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 04 '17 at 03:52
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 474
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 638
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 682
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
40% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 111
Parallax 122
40% 122 fps
MRender 81.2
Gravity 117
Splatting 78.9
40% 92.4 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 40%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
49GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 428
Mixed 448
103% 461 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 22.7
139% 58.9 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 72.5
119% 226 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 100%
Great: 101%
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
457GB free
Firmware: AM0P1A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
60% Good
Read 105
Write 104
Mixed 101
78% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.18
68% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 60%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
74.7% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 21.4
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 24.3
66% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 88%
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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 3,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $116

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $968
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