MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 77.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.4% 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)
Boot Drive78.1% 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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 25 '16 at 12:08
Run Duration207 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$219
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
77.6% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 390
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 446
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 452
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
MSI(1462 2740) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 16.300.2511.1001
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
35.4% Below average
Lighting 108
Reflection 85.3
Parallax 142
37% 112 fps
MRender 60.7
Gravity 92.4
Splatting 88.6
34% 80.6 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZ7TE256HMHP-000L2 256GB
146GB free
Firmware: EXT06L0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 495
Write 259
Mixed 327
80% 361 MB/s
4K Read 23.4
4K Write 91.5
4K Mixed 14.3
102% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 36
97% 208 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 78%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$140
26GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 56% Great: 93%
Seagate ST3750528AS 750GB-$75
698GB free
Firmware: CC35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 93.1
Write 96
Mixed 93.9
71% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.57
126% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 64%
WD WD5000AVDS-63U7B1 500GB
200GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 75.6
Write 68.4
Mixed 67.7
53% 70.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.37
97% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 53%
Adata DashDrive Elite UE700 USB 3.0 64GB-$41
22GB free, PID de7a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
46.8% Average
Read 197
Write 75.6
Mixed 56.2
114% 109 MB/s
4K Read 4.34
4K Write 0.26
4K Mixed 0.27
34% 1.62 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 40.1
MC Mixed 32.8
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 40.2
SC Mixed 29.5
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 58.4
68% 58.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 101%
Great: 102%
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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 3,304 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $976
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