MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics18.2% 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 Drive91.1% 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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 8 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160317
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 02:51
Run Duration246 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$228
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 575
QC Mixed 548
124% 550 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 544
82% 548 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$227
MaxC: 1236 MHz, MaxM: 2150 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
Lighting 41.6
Reflection 29.2
Parallax 64.6
15% 45.1 fps
MRender 59.5
Gravity 133
Splatting 43.4
29% 78.7 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$160
181GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 405
Mixed 417
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 93.9
4K Mixed 27.5
146% 53.9 MB/s
DQ Read 41.6
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 27.7
34% 57.2 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 119%
Samsung HD752LJ 750GB
570GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
58% Above average
Read 98.8
Write 103
Mixed 99
76% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.48
118% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 58%
Great: 64%
Samsung HD752LJ 750GB
570GB free
Firmware: 1AA01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 102
Write 97.7
Mixed 97.3
75% 99.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.37
103% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 64%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 16GB
13GB free, PID a011
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
6.92% Terrible
Read 20.8
Write 10
Mixed 10.9
16% 13.9 MB/s
4K Read 7.25
4K Write 0.004
4K Mixed 0.003
27% 2.42 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 6.92%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
77.9% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 23.9
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 24.1
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 80%
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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 1,444 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $109

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,022
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