MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 95.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics61.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:25
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 461
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 770
MC Mixed 730
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 2164 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
61.9% Good
Lighting 53.1
Reflection 221
Parallax 231
36% 168 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 234
Splatting 182
81% 188 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$54
663GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 151
Mixed 133
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.28
85% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 106%
WD WD10EURX 1TB-$45
662GB free
Firmware: HPG3 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
53.8% Above average
Read 108
Write 79.3
Mixed 95.6
71% 94.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.17
100% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX2133C14D4/4G 04CD F4-2400C15-4GRR KHX2133C14D4/4G 04CD F4-2400C15-4GRR 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
73% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 22.7
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 27.8
SC Mixed 23.8
66% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 72%
This bench: 73%
Great: 76%
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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 PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 1,739 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,102
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