MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 127%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 00:49
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 i3-7350K-$147
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
SC Int 140
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 383
87% 382 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 390
58% 386 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 346
Reflection 311
Parallax 357
108% 338 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 310
Splatting 231
108% 250 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 108%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$118
230GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
243% Outstanding
Read 2,032
Write 1,176
Mixed 1,266
329% 1,491 MB/s
4K Read 49.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 51.5
222% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 604
DQ Write 413
DQ Mixed 217
241% 411 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 243%
Great: 266%
Crucial BX100 250GB-$155
157GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 359
Mixed 429
96% 434 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 38.9
152% 61.3 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 311
DQ Mixed 72
116% 220 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
807GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Read 173
Write 172
Mixed 161
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 1.16
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.27
127% 1.35 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
97.5% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 29.1
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 37.1
SC Mixed 29.3
85% 29.6 GB/s
Latency 49.3
81% 49.3 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 97.5%
Great: 102%
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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 604 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $916
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