MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Gaming 80%
Desktop 103%
Workstation 77%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 93.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics78% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive136% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
High background CPU (28%). 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)
Memory28.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160830
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 15 '18 at 08:40
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i7-6700K-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 134
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 446
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 740
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$210
Nvidia(10DE 1C03) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2277 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
78% Very good
Lighting 246
Reflection 208
Parallax 225
74% 226 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 222
Splatting 172
81% 190 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 78%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
70GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 1,390
Write 291
Mixed 458
154% 713 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 195
4K Mixed 21.3
195% 86.3 MB/s
DQ Read 44.5
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 21.8
61% 122 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 136%
Great: 143%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$55
846GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 136
Write 178
Mixed 128
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.81
218% 2.26 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D240FSC.16FBR 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 24.9
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 25.6
76% 26.7 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 85%
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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 4,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 78%
Workstation 51%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $788
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