MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 93.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics121% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive258% 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.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
13 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory59.8 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180710
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateOct 19 '19 at 21:59
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$188
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Memory 93.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 274
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 537
74% 540 Pts
64-Core 542
36% 542 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Lighting 153
Reflection 158
Parallax 136
126% 149 fps
MRender 124
Gravity 146
Splatting 116
75% 129 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 121%
Great: 118%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$391
147GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 930 1058 1088 1098 1059 983 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
258% Outstanding
Read 1,955
Write 1,357
Mixed 771
SusWrite 1,036
285% 1,280 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 197
4K Mixed 65.7
262% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 1,266
DQ Write 388
DQ Mixed 448
429% 701 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 258%
Great: 279%
Hitachi HTS541010B9E380 1TB
105GB free
Firmware: 01.01H01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 90 90 92 92 93 92 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 80.5
Write 76.5
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 91.4
54% 73.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
141% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 66%
Samsung D3 Station 2TB
65GB free, PID 6123
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 105 105 107 106 106 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 106
Write 75.5
Mixed 69
SusWrite 105
118% 89.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
85% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 80%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D240FSE.16FBR 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
MC Read 33
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 31
95% 33.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 37.2
SC Mixed 28.1
81% 28.4 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 89%

 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 2,725 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $765
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