MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 126%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 95.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics90.5% 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 Drive244% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7968
MotherboardMSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION  (all builds)
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160517
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 23 '17 at 04:51
Run Duration230 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i7-6700K-$327
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 478
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 736
MC Mixed 704
104% 697 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1394) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
90.5% Outstanding
Lighting 297
Reflection 264
Parallax 287
91% 282 fps
MRender 182
Gravity 271
Splatting 168
90% 207 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 90.5%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Pro 6000p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$200
477GB free
Firmware: PSF121P Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
164% Outstanding
Read 1,555
Write 537
Mixed 781
209% 957 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 48.9
176% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 404
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 165
169% 277 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 164%
Great: 164%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB-$430
438GB free
Firmware: X212T0RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 488
Mixed 479
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 88.4
4K Mixed 29.3
132% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 61.4
115% 229 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 111%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
184GB free
Firmware: MU04 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 379
Write 329
Mixed 323
76% 344 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 60.3
4K Mixed 24.1
106% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 242
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 65.6
82% 149 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 113%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 512GB
102GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
244% Outstanding
Read 2,680
Write 1,091
Mixed 1,709
402% 1,827 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 45.8
178% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 412
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 163
176% 296 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 244%
Great: 341%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
346GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 159
Mixed 144
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.22
77% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 113%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$80
58GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 242
Write 188
Mixed 187
254% 206 MB/s
4K Read 10.9
4K Write 9.6
4K Mixed 3.43
484% 7.99 MB/s
DQ Read 11.9
DQ Write 9.5
DQ Mixed 3.65
492% 8.37 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
80.2% Excellent
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 26.1
80% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 34.1
SC Mixed 26.3
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 122%
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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 968 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,394
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