MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 96%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive61.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160715
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 16:58
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$209
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
96% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 503
115% 507 Pts
MC Int 484
MC Float 526
MC Mixed 509
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 89% Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Fury 120GB-$35
16GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 499
Write 112
Mixed 128
53% 246 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 4.77
113% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 34.5
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 27.6
38% 65.9 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 65%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$57
304GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 144
Write 141
Mixed 144
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.24
75% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$141
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
77.5% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 29.8
MC Mixed 25.1
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 30.7
SC Mixed 24.6
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 77.5%
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 GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,064
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