MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics78.8% 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 Drive45% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 24 '21 at 18:01
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$303
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Memory 89.4
1-Core 133
2-Core 249
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 661
71% 553 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.41
Performing below potential (47th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
78.8% Very good
Lighting 94.6
Reflection 134
Parallax 82.9
76% 104 fps
MRender 95
Gravity 102
Splatting 99.4
82% 98.8 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240 GB 240GB
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF3000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 76 23 48 59 106 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
45% Average
Read 442
Write 199
Mixed 132
SusWrite 66
46% 210 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 12.9
4K Mixed 19.4
62% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 117
DQ Write 52
DQ Mixed 0.6
23% 56.6 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45%
Great: 55%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$85
204GB free
Firmware: X41320RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 243 266 207 253 228 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 462
Mixed 349
SusWrite 253
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 51.5
188% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 390
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 252
214% 314 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Sandisk PLUS 480GB
447GB free
Firmware: UG8704RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 373 233 230 230 227 228 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 454
Write 376
Mixed 312
SusWrite 253
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 46.6
4K Mixed 16.2
80% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 118
DQ Write 94.3
DQ Mixed 32.9
44% 81.6 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 61%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
159GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 183 185 191 121 184 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 147
Mixed 86
SusWrite 174
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 1x16GB
1 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
42.4% Average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.1
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 14.4
40% 13.9 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 8 6 75 21.5" 1280 720 ACR0757 EK220Q
Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 1,436 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $937
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