MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit renk
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '19 at 20:30
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 695
72% 565 Pts
64-Core 693
46% 693 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Lighting 213
Reflection 192
Parallax 210
56% 205 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 203
Splatting 136
57% 166 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 420 359 235 223 209 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 446
Write 430
Mixed 322
SusWrite 308
85% 377 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 38.8
162% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 338
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 271
224% 320 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
205GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 127 129 130 129 131 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 197
Write 159
Mixed 89
SusWrite 129
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
167% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 1x8GB-$42
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
41.6% Average
MC Read 14
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 12.2
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 11.5
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 51%
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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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