MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics63.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:36
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$210
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
67.1% Good
SC Int 98.7
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 330
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 388
MC Mixed 350
53% 356 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1010 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
63.7% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 152
Parallax 243
66% 196 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 156
Splatting 172
62% 150 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$84
51GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 208 130 125 125 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 440
Write 399
Mixed 343
SusWrite 180
76% 340 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 48.6
166% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 353
266% 355 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC47
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 137
Write 123
Mixed 71.3
82% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.4
81% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 43% Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
55GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 162 162 163 146 157 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 157
Write 142
Mixed 104
SusWrite 159
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
212% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
72.3% Very good
MC Read 27
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.5
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 21.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.3%
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 Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 2,803 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,062
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Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $134
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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