MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 128%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 99.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics98.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive226% 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.
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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 19:58
Run Duration198 Seconds
Run User GTM-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 489
109% 480 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 772
MC Mixed 742
109% 732 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4993) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Lighting 309
Reflection 291
Parallax 326
95% 308 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 287
Splatting 198
101% 227 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
175GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 408
Mixed 420
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 45.1
175% 65.1 MB/s
DQ Read 41.3
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 27.8
61% 117 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 106%
Great: 117%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
130GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 2,471
Write 1,037
Mixed 1,291
351% 1,600 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 155
4K Mixed 26.8
182% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 54
DQ Write 432
DQ Mixed 214
174% 233 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 226%
Great: 261%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$70
732GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 121
Write 137
Mixed 154
104% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.18
68% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 108%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
653GB free
Firmware: 2BA30003 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 87.8
Write 85.4
Mixed 76
62% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.34
90% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$95
275GB free
Firmware: HP40 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 96.7
Write 69.9
Mixed 78.9
62% 81.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.4
90% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$129
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
MC Read 32.4
MC Write 35
MC Mixed 27.5
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 38.1
SC Mixed 28.2
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 94%
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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 577 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $890
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HDDRAMUSB
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