MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 113%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 112%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics129% 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 Drive73% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 days ago, 4 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 20:28
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 149
120% 149 Pts
QC Int 580
QC Float 593
QC Mixed 591
133% 588 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 614
MC Mixed 588
89% 592 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 112%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 387
Parallax 411
126% 407 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 403
Splatting 248
125% 297 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 129%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$85
34GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 491
Write 338
Mixed 299
83% 376 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 77.1
4K Mixed 13.1
105% 40.4 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 92.9
DQ Mixed 11
23% 45.9 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 73%
Great: 83%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$91
888GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 201
Mixed 133
131% 177 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 5.24
4K Mixed 0.77
213% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 114%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSB.8FARG 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
77.9% Very good
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 24
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 18
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 83%
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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 576 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: $901
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