MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 97.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive119% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170418
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateOct 11 '17 at 23:19
Run Duration342 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 529
QC Mixed 513
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 530
MC Mixed 510
77% 513 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
64.5% Good
Lighting 195
Reflection 180
Parallax 200
61% 191 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 186
Splatting 126
67% 156 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$133
31GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 409
Mixed 418
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 96.7
4K Mixed 51.2
191% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 129
150% 262 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 500GB (2007)-$45
281GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
41.8% Average
Read 75.7
Write 69.6
Mixed 66.4
53% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.02
4K Mixed 0.39
109% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 51%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$42
10GB free
Firmware: 07.04C07 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
43.4% Average
Read 86.7
Write 64.3
Mixed 78.7
58% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.38
101% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 62%
S31B0805 USB DISK 1GB
1GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
6.15% Terrible
Read 17.9
Write 4.28
Mixed 6.85
10% 9.66 MB/s
4K Read 10.6
4K Write 0.04
4K Mixed 0.04
42% 3.57 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.15%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 27.2
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 33.8
SC Mixed 26.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83.1%
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 Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 933 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,115
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