MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
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 97.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics46.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory1.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 22:55
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 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 i5-6600K-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 520
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 529
MC Mixed 507
76% 509 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1279 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.9.1
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
46.2% Average
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 176
Parallax 230
26% 135 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 158
Splatting 129
61% 144 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
668GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 120 124 147 141 134 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 159
Write 143
Mixed 35.9
SusWrite 132
85% 117 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial UDIMM DDR4 2400 C17 1x4GB-$41
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
45.4% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 16.4
MC Mixed 12.4
43% 15.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 12.4
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 46%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 1,972 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,063
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