MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.7% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 02:04
Run Duration174 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 441
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 634
MC Float 680
MC Mixed 629
97% 648 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
MSI(1462 3161) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
63.6% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 170
Parallax 188
59% 187 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 185
Splatting 118
76% 152 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$165
391GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 413
Mixed 421
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 46.4
185% 65.6 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 124
147% 256 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
137GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
97.7% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 414
Mixed 420
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 26.1
153% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 42.7
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 26.1
60% 116 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.7%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
316GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 151
Write 158
Mixed 150
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.33
109% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 106%
WD My Book 1235 6TB
5.5TB free, PID 1235
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
21.7% Poor
Read 38.6
Write 37.5
Mixed 33.4
46% 36.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.3
99% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 21.7%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
73.7% Very good
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 21.5
75% 26.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 22.4
56% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 87%
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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 1,663 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 PLUS (MS-7998) - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,049
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