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 below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 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 92.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive96.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). 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)
Memory8.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150714
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateMar 20 '17 at 04:52
Run Duration203 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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-$309
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 468
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 671
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3673) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Relative performance n/a - GPU benchmark error
Poor: 56% Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$215
21GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 433
Mixed 423
102% 460 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 24.7
146% 57.1 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 132
108% 146 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 123%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$136
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 106
Write 76.8
Mixed 70
63% 84.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.15
67% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 98%
Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB-$140
904GB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 176
Write 135
Mixed 107
104% 140 MB/s
4K Read 4.16
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.22
230% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$109
381GB free
Firmware: CC1H Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
43% Average
Read 79.8
Write 70.1
Mixed 68.9
55% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.29
72% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 43%
Great: 67%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$63
44GB free
Firmware: CC4C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 79.2
Write 103
Mixed 76.6
65% 86.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.27
84% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB-$275
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.5
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 30
SC Mixed 23.3
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 76.1
53% 76.1 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 122%
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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 1,504 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,061
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HDDRAMUSB
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