MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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)
Memory25.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime2 Days
Run DateFeb 03 '19 at 06:38
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$269
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
75% Very good
1-Core 135
2-Core 244
91% 189 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 697
70% 556 Pts
64-Core 701
47% 701 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
MSI(1462 3236) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Lighting 328
Reflection 295
Parallax 326
85% 316 fps
MRender 197
Gravity 299
Splatting 186
75% 227 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$79
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 464 471 479 466 465 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 469
Mixed 273
SusWrite 465
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 43.1
170% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 317
DQ Mixed 163
170% 281 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 115%
Great: 111%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB-$430
395GB free
Firmware: X212T0RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 474 479 484 485 484 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 474
Mixed 291
SusWrite 476
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 44.1
173% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 363
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 153
168% 282 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 118%
Great: 114%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB-$38
6GB free
Firmware: 1AA01112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 53 56 64 62 56 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
40.4% Average
Read 82
Write 45.7
Mixed 51.5
SusWrite 58
44% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
200% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 59%
OOS1000G 1TB
492GB free
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 136 139 137 132 136 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Read 127
Write 116
Mixed 69
SusWrite 136
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 110%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 750GB-$38
244GB free
Firmware: 1AA01112
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 74 69 74 74 69 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
38.9% Below average
Read 62.5
Write 36.5
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 72.6
42% 57 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL14-14-14 D4-2400 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 25.2
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 23.5
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 83%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 1,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $971
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $196AMD RX 580 $173Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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