MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics30.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Run History
10 days ago, 10 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 03:05
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 534
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 550
124% 547 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 550
82% 549 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 104%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 580-$450
EVGA(3842 1580) 1.5GB
CLim: 772 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 1.5GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
30.4% Below average
Lighting 85.2
Reflection 113
Parallax 102
28% 100 fps
MRender 91.7
Gravity 66.1
Splatting 74.4
32% 77.4 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$43
90GB free
Firmware: SM28 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
54.6% Above average
Read 98.8
Write 90.2
Mixed 88.1
69% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 5.43
4K Mixed 0.69
197% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
84.2% Excellent
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 27.4
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 34
SC Mixed 25.9
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 89%
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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 1,914 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $136

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,108
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