MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% 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 Drive42.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160511
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '21 at 20:30
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU2%
Watch Gameplay: 1080 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$340
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Memory 94.6
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 552
62% 477 Pts
64-Core 589
40% 589 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 135
Reflection 146
Parallax 134
109% 138 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 138
Splatting 120
108% 124 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 240GB-$37
143GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z32080RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 77 96 102 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 315
Write 71.2
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 98.9
31% 143 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 90.4
4K Mixed 0.2
64% 33.8 MB/s
DQ Read 124
DQ Write 164
DQ Mixed 16.5
48% 102 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 87%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$42
570GB free
Firmware: AX1P5J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 97 93 82 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 101
Write 97.6
Mixed 26
SusWrite 91.4
57% 78.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
58.4% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 17.1
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20.6
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 9 7 60 26" 1280 720 HAR261C LT26M1C
Typical Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) Builds (Compare 4,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $180

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $849
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