MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics99.5% 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 Drive79.9% 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.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7968
MotherboardMSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151021
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 15:43
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
70.6% Very good
SC Int 105
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
88% 109 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 340
80% 350 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 402
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Lighting 315
Reflection 288
Parallax 356
102% 320 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 282
Splatting 206
98% 226 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 115%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 540s Series 1TB-$350
889GB free
Firmware: LSBG200 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 368
Write 366
Mixed 322
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 24.6
113% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 204
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 18.8
64% 140 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL17-18-18 D4-3600 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 24.9
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 20.7
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 107%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION(MS-7968) Builds (Compare 548 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION - $197

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,347
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