MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 96.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive120% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180616
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:27
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 555
QC Mixed 500
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 513
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
211GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 374 253 231 235 240 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 491
Mixed 415
SusWrite 286
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 62.7
213% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 252
219% 326 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 120%
Great: 125%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$50
94GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 105 104 106 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
52% Above average
Read 75.7
Write 44.8
Mixed 46
SusWrite 105
50% 67.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52%
Great: 59%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
119GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 54 53 54 55 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
29.3% Poor
Read 47.5
Write 47.8
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 54.2
35% 47.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 29.3%
Great: 51%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
44GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 51 51 51 51 52 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
40.9% Average
Read 90.5
Write 44.8
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 51.4
46% 62.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 62%
WD Elements 25A2 500GB
466GB free, PID 25a2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 86 85 85 84 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Read 81
Write 81.7
Mixed 29
SusWrite 85.2
92% 69.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3049 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 40.9
MC Mixed 32.9
106% 37.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.4
SC Write 42.9
SC Mixed 30.6
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
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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 1,973 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,115
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