MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 90.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive80.5% 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-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160715
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:11
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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-$319
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 435
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 621
MC Float 718
MC Mixed 677
100% 672 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
MaxC: 2075 MHz, MaxM: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 82% Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$110
20GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 517
Write 184
Mixed 250
69% 317 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 23.7
137% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 185
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 53.5
78% 144 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 78%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
888GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
39% Below average
Read 87.6
Write 97.6
Mixed 70.5
109% 85.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.17
62% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 39%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$120
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
78.9% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 24.2
79% 27.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 24.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.9%
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 GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 1,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $944
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