MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 73.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.7% 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.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory25.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:45
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-6500-$172
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
73.5% Very good
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 100
78% 97.4 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 382
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 388
58% 389 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1706 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
49.7% Average
Lighting 17.4
Reflection 182
Parallax 200
26% 133 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 190
Splatting 126
67% 155 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 128GB-$69
96GB free
Firmware: Z2320000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 414
Write 178
Mixed 257
62% 283 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 3.67
89% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 177
DQ Mixed 27.5
62% 128 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 67%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
76% Very good
Read 91.5
Write 172
Mixed 120
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 5.28
4K Mixed 0.6
187% 2.14 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$56
684GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 175
Mixed 152
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.23
78% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x8GB-$260
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
74.5% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 24.9
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 21.5
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 74.5%
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 SLI (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,026
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