MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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. 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 68.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics60.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive128% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '19 at 21:15
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
68.6% Good
1-Core 116
2-Core 240
83% 178 Pts
4-Core 429
8-Core 424
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 437
29% 437 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
60.4% Good
Lighting 242
Reflection 210
Parallax 226
62% 226 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 222
Splatting 169
58% 182 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 140 85 285 70 72 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 893
Write 585
Mixed 614
SusWrite 183
126% 569 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 152
4K Mixed 54.8
204% 80.6 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 553
DQ Mixed 329
275% 387 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 128%
Great: 194%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
158GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 315 316 315 316 316 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 491
Mixed 374
SusWrite 329
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 49.9
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 67
234% 84.7 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 357
269% 359 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 129%
Great: 124%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$112
661GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 487 482 490 494 493 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 474
Mixed 392
SusWrite 479
103% 456 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 133
4K Mixed 53.5
194% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 124%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$50
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 213 214 215 214 218 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Read 123
Write 168
Mixed 75
SusWrite 213
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
143% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C13 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.5% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 14.3
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 10.7
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 98%
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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 1,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $965
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $195Nvidia RTX 2060 $340Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $211
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $624SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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