MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 111%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics47.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive75.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateOct 31 '17 at 07:38
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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-$199
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
111% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 148
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 572
QC Float 608
QC Mixed 588
134% 589 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 609
MC Mixed 588
88% 589 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 111%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$228
Asus(1043 04E5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
47.1% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 138
Parallax 181
48% 154 fps
MRender 112
Gravity 124
Splatting 86.1
46% 107 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$55
19GB free
Firmware: Z22000RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 509
Write 204
Mixed 287
73% 333 MB/s
4K Read 30.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 4.26
121% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 25.5
73% 158 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 77%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$44
446GB free
Firmware: 0005HPM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 76.3
Write 74.4
Mixed 75.6
57% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.39
83% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 42%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
319GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
Read 159
Write 152
Mixed 132
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.56
4K Mixed 0.32
113% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$95
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3100 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 29
101% 35.5 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 38.6
SC Mixed 30.8
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 83%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,064
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