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MSI Z170A Tomahawk Motherboard Review

3DMark

3DMark is a multi-platform hardware benchmark designed to test varying resolutions and detail levels of 3D gaming performance. We run the Windows platform test and in particular the Firestrike benchmark, which is indicative of high-end 1080p PC Gaming.

MSI Z170A Tomahawk Graph 3DM

Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a Sci-Fi real-time strategy game built for the PC platform. The game includes a built-in benchmark tool and was one of the first available DirectX 12 benchmarks. We run our tests using DirectX 11, a 1080p resolution and the Crazy preset.

MSI Z170A Tomahawk Graph ASHES

Unigine Valley

Unigine Valley is a GPU stress testing and benchmarking tool that succeeds its predecessor, Unigine Heaven. Valley makes use of dynamic lighting, depth of field, ambient occlusion and dynamic weather patterns. We utililise the built-in benchmarking tool with the Extreme HD preset.

MSI Z170A Tomahawk Graph VALLEY

Graphics heavy benchmarks are impeded in no way by the motherboard, as such MSI's Z170A Tomahawk games just as well as any other Z170 motherboard.

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