MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 71.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
19 months ago, 19 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160224
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 29 '16 at 05:41
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
71.2% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 347
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 437
64% 430 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$176
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.6881
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
33.8% Below average
Lighting 105
Reflection 88.8
Parallax 97.4
32% 97 fps
MRender 77.8
Gravity 95.2
Splatting 75.8
36% 82.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
178GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 68% Great: 113%
Corsair Voyager GT 3.0 64GB
52GB free, PID 1a01
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 214
Write 89.3
Mixed 137
168% 147 MB/s
4K Read 17.9
4K Write 1.36
4K Mixed 1.21
154% 6.82 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$173
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
67.9% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 20.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 18.7
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 87%
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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 3,837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $224

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,138
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