MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 90.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics39.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive101% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 15 '18 at 22:24
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 436
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 645
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 699
104% 694 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
39.6% Below average
Lighting 132
Reflection 111
Parallax 121
40% 121 fps
MRender 81
Gravity 115
Splatting 77.8
40% 91.4 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 432
Mixed 455
104% 467 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 20.3
135% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 313
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 56.7
117% 237 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 101%
Great: 101%
Toshiba MQ01ABF050 500GB-$32
387GB free
Firmware: AM0P1A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Read 95
Write 99.1
Mixed 95
73% 96.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.2
63% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
73.6% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 21.5
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 90%
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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 3,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $907
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