MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (7th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 93 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 42.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics29.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive160% 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.
Very high background CPU (80%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 01 '19 at 19:40
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 80%

 PC Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
42.1% Average
1-Core 55
2-Core 125
41% 89.9 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 270
36% 264 Pts
64-Core 247
17% 247 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
MSI(1462 360A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.8
Relative performance (0th percentile)
29.9% Poor
Lighting 114
Reflection 109
Parallax 120
30% 114 fps
MRender 57.4
Gravity 116
Splatting 66.7
30% 80 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$148
277GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0906I Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 789 755 742 741 828 892 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
160% Outstanding
Read 1,262
Write 683
Mixed 724
SusWrite 791
193% 865 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 67.6
4K Mixed 39.1
128% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 573
DQ Mixed 78.2
170% 342 MB/s
Poor: 189%
This bench: 160%
Great: 384%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$150
58GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 291 152 153 152 151 152 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 405
Write 382
Mixed 324
SusWrite 175
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 72.4
4K Mixed 38.4
134% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 45.1
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 222
132% 133 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
169GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 128 128 130 131 130 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
70.5% Very good
Read 118
Write 58.2
Mixed 63.5
SusWrite 128
68% 91.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
153% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 22.3
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 16.4
SC Mixed 11
34% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 96%
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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 2,044 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $926
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HDDRAMUSB
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