MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 142%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 104%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 103%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics137% 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 Drive290% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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 PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory61.2 GB free of 64 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160121
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 15:13
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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-$313
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
103% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 507
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 522
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 742
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 103%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$57
MSI(1462 3367) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 448
Reflection 395
Parallax 462
140% 435 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 419
Splatting 255
134% 306 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 137%
Great: 142%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$290
364GB free
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
290% Outstanding
Read 2,444
Write 1,898
Mixed 1,614
440% 1,985 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 39.6
216% 85.6 MB/s
DQ Read 54.2
DQ Write 511
DQ Mixed 39.7
103% 202 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 290%
Great: 325%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3200 C16 Series 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 36
MC Write 42
MC Mixed 34
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 46.7
SC Mixed 32.3
91% 31.9 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
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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 1,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,120
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