MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics116% 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 Drive139% 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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180710
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 10 '18 at 21:56
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i7-7700K-$355
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 543
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 554
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 820
MC Mixed 764
113% 755 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 109%
Great: 110%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$398
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Lighting 365
Reflection 343
Parallax 366
113% 358 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 369
Splatting 239
118% 271 fps
Poor: 105%
This bench: 116%
Great: 129%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
308GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 465 488 493 495 494 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 495
Mixed 403
SusWrite 480
106% 470 MB/s
4K Read 49.8
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 68.8
238% 86.1 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 353
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 139%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
716GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 142 143 142 144 143 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 161
Write 135
Mixed 95.5
SusWrite 143
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
233% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
100% Outstanding
MC Read 37.6
MC Write 40
MC Mixed 28.1
101% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 40.7
SC Mixed 32.8
87% 30.4 GB/s
Latency 47.9
84% 47.9 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
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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 3,663 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $907
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $66Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i7-7700K $355AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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