MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 85.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics18.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive86.8% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 19:36
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i5-7500-$189
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 452
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 451
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
Asus(1043 043B) 2GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1150 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
Lighting 54.4
Reflection 43.8
Parallax 73.1
19% 57.1 fps
MRender 29.5
Gravity 49.2
Splatting 43.4
17% 40.7 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 20%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin Reactor 1TB-$265
897GB free
Firmware: P1003B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 501
Write 421
Mixed 454
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 15.1
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 19.2
101% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 229
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 13.1
76% 172 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT4G4DFS824A.C8FBD2 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 25.7
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 23.9
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 79%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 102%
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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 1,665 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: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $715
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