MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 78.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics67.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory27.3 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 01:59
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$196
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
78.3% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 408
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 388
60% 403 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1626 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67.6% Good
Lighting 219
Reflection 199
Parallax 215
67% 211 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 190
Splatting 129
68% 157 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 73%
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 (71st percentile)
60.4% Good
Read 482
Write 175
Mixed 256
67% 304 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 3.64
95% 43.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26.8
DQ Write 174
DQ Mixed 3.46
31% 68.1 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 60.4%
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 as expected (44th percentile)
81% Excellent
Read 111
Write 170
Mixed 130
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 5.26
4K Mixed 0.53
182% 2.14 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
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 (61st percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 165
Mixed 152
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.28
88% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x8GB-$256
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
78.5% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.8
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.3
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 121%
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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 617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $910
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HDDRAMUSB
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