MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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 Drive112% 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.
Run History
11 days ago, 11 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171206
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 08 '18 at 17:04
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 i5-7600K-$240
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 144
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 565
QC Float 611
QC Mixed 561
131% 579 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 613
MC Mixed 587
88% 589 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.7
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 293
Parallax 308
99% 310 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 291
Splatting 230
103% 240 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 281 126 126 125 128 129 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 496
Mixed 303
SusWrite 153
81% 363 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 132
4K Mixed 58.2
215% 78.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 181
184% 299 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 112%
Great: 108%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
466GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 411 422 476 483 486 488 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 491
Mixed 422
SusWrite 461
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 50.9
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 71.4
244% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 141%
Great: 135%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
484GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 102 103 103 103 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
64.7% Good
Read 123
Write 136
Mixed 92.3
SusWrite 102
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 64.7%
Great: 87%
Sony Storage Media 16GB
11GB free, PID 09c2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.5 9.6 11 9.6 9.9 9.6 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
23% Poor
Read 123
Write 17.3
Mixed 5.3
SusWrite 9.8
33% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
50% 3.97 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 23%
Great: 29%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 31.5
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 38.7
SC Mixed 28.1
81% 28.3 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 103%
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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 1,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,010
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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