MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 93.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics111% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 12:26
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$205
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 128
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 488
111% 491 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 512
MC Mixed 494
74% 495 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 109%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
PNY(196E 11A0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 350
Reflection 327
Parallax 342
108% 340 fps
MRender 220
Gravity 322
Splatting 254
114% 265 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 111%
Great: 110%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
428GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
95.7% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 150
Mixed 143
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.59
4K Mixed 0.25
99% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 95.7%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 26.5
84% 29.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 32.1
SC Mixed 25.6
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 91%
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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 680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,035
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