MSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 86.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive114% 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.
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
SystemMSI MS-7971
MotherboardMSI Z170-A PRO (MS-7971)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160122
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 02 '18 at 10:34
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$320
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 127
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 410
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 713
MC Mixed 668
99% 664 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 376 227 213 207 201 201 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 476
Mixed 371
SusWrite 238
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 60.6
206% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 353
267% 359 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$45
814GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 153 152 152 152 153 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 152
Write 153
Mixed 103
SusWrite 152
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.7% Good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 20
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 26.5
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 88%
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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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CPUGPUSSD
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HDDRAMUSB
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