MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive74.2% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 14:42
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$200
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 495
67% 490 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Lighting 234
Reflection 201
Parallax 216
62% 217 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 214
Splatting 169
59% 179 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 83 99 104 82 82 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 265
Write 151
Mixed 193
SusWrite 92.2
39% 175 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 44.3
169% 65.9 MB/s
DQ Read 115
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 121
94% 129 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
288GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 127 126 126 127 128 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 164
Write 157
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 126
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
236% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
182GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 114 116 116 116 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 117
Write 116
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 115
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
74.8% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 21.7
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 29.5
SC Mixed 23.5
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 85%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $910
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