MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive55.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (100%). 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)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180630
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 05 '18 at 02:40
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i3-6100-$121
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
55.4% Above average
SC Int 89.4
SC Float 99.5
SC Mixed 96.9
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 240
QC Float 286
QC Mixed 254
59% 260 Pts
MC Int 239
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 267
39% 262 Pts
Poor: 43%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$332
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1947 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 198
Reflection 242
Parallax 230
65% 223 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 212
Splatting 196
82% 193 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 76 82 84 84 69 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
55.5% Above average
Read 226
Write 119
Mixed 172
SusWrite 80.7
33% 149 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 80.5
4K Mixed 28.5
122% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 93.2
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 94.7
74% 102 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.5%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
263GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 125 124 123 123 127 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 156
Write 148
Mixed 98.5
SusWrite 124
97% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
230% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 1x8GB-$60
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
45.2% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 13.3
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 13.9
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 48%
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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 1,285 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $953
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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