MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 91.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics58.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151216
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 22:14
Run Duration552 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 483
QC Mixed 439
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 728
MC Mixed 678
102% 685 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
58.5% Above average
Lighting 176
Reflection 163
Parallax 179
55% 173 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 168
Splatting 116
61% 142 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST2000VM003-1CT164 2TB
919GB free
Firmware: ES22 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 132
Write 125
Mixed 131
98% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.1
63% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 94%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 8GB
5GB free, PID 007a
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
6.46% Terrible
Read 25.9
Write 4.09
Mixed 5.96
11% 12 MB/s
4K Read 7.68
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.004
29% 2.56 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.46%
Great: 7%
Generic Flash Disk 4GB
4GB free, PID 6387
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
4.49% Terrible
Read 19.2
Write 3.32
Mixed 3.54
8% 8.69 MB/s
4K Read 4.03
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.004
15% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.49%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBF2X04HEEE35-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.2% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 22.9
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 22.4
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,167
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