MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 89.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics137% 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 Drive113% 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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161019
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 31 '19 at 08:20
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
1-Core 133
2-Core 269
94% 201 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 523
70% 517 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2775 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 523
Reflection 493
Parallax 615
137% 544 fps
MRender 262
Gravity 529
Splatting 290
138% 361 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 137%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$97
243GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 386 391 391 388 385 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 445
Write 425
Mixed 383
SusWrite 375
92% 407 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 90.7
4K Mixed 55.5
180% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$31
93GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 90 88 86 85 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 66.8
SusWrite 86.8
68% 92.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 57%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
57.6% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 17.5
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 20
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 109%
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 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 6,749 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $910
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