MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (14th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 86 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 27.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics7% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive47.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory1.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit 色彩
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161221
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '18 at 11:51
Run Duration219 Seconds
Run User HKG-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way below expectations (14th 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 i5-6500-$195
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
27.1% Poor
SC Int 43.4
SC Float 36.7
SC Mixed 32.6
30% 37.6 Pts
QC Int 117
QC Float 118
QC Mixed 131
28% 122 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 226
MC Mixed 312
32% 217 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6850
MSI(1462 2442) 1GB
Driver: atklumdispx.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
7% Terrible
Lighting 56
Reflection 37.1
Parallax 48.4
16% 47.2 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 7%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB-$116
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.28.20 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
47.6% Average
Read 396
Write 116
Mixed 182
50% 231 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 83.2
4K Mixed 6.93
79% 35.8 MB/s
DQ Read 18.2
DQ Write 94
DQ Mixed 7.83
20% 40 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 82%
Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB-$105
783GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 97
Write 93.8
Mixed 90.4
71% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.96
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.32
109% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$75
321GB free
Firmware: CC4H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Read 127
Write 150
Mixed 115
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.24
79% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 112%
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$89
269GB free
Firmware: CC34 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
37% Below average
Read 68.5
Write 60.3
Mixed 61.1
48% 63.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.17
65% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37%
Great: 61%
Maxtor 6L160P0 164GB-$23
130GB free
Firmware: BAH41G10 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
24.9% Poor
Read 44.2
Write 42.1
Mixed 42
32% 42.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.36
4K Write 2.03
4K Mixed 0.14
68% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
MC Read 8.1
MC Write 7
MC Mixed 4.8
19% 6.63 GB/s
SC Read 2.5
SC Write 5.9
SC Mixed 6.5
14% 4.97 GB/s
Latency 282
14% 282 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 47%
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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 4,624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971) - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,071
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