MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 14 '18 at 23:23
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i5-6600K-$232
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 557
QC Mixed 537
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 537
80% 537 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1310 MHz, MLim: 1735 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.2
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
64.7% Good
Lighting 192
Reflection 178
Parallax 255
66% 209 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 177
Splatting 127
63% 147 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$70
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 481
Write 278
Mixed 259
75% 339 MB/s
4K Read 26.1
4K Write 78.6
4K Mixed 11.5
96% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 9.66
37% 75.9 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 102%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$32
132GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 113
Write 110
Mixed 134
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.18
68% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 4x4GB-$282
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
MC Read 35.4
MC Write 37.8
MC Mixed 31.4
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 39
SC Mixed 28.6
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 116%
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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 AC (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 615 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK AC (MS-7970)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $797
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HDDRAMUSB
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