MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 19 '17 at 19:57
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i5-6600K-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 554
QC Float 597
QC Mixed 572
130% 574 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 597
MC Mixed 577
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$368
MaxC: 2151 MHz, MaxM: 2023 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 336
Reflection 329
Parallax 333
100% 333 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 307
Splatting 252
112% 256 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$98
161GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 406
Mixed 419
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 29.3
173% 64.8 MB/s
DQ Read 50.6
DQ Write 291
DQ Mixed 28.7
64% 123 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 103%
Great: 116%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
854GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 170
Write 93.7
Mixed 112
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.15
75% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$162
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2700 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
MC Read 34.8
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 30.8
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 29.7
86% 30 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 104%
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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 499 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: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $979
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HDDRAMUSB
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