MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 83.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
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 Drive83% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime4 Days
Run DateAug 01 '17 at 23:25
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
83.9% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 422
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 491
MC Mixed 461
70% 469 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$367
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 296
Parallax 344
103% 323 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 294
Splatting 231
104% 243 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 104%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$85
35GB free
Firmware: X41310RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 495
Write 324
Mixed 273
80% 364 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 12.1
115% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 24.2
78% 173 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 83%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$67
711GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 141
Write 104
Mixed 104
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.23
83% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 32.6
103% 36.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 39.8
SC Mixed 29.3
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
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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 3,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $926
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $280Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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