MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 96.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 03:35
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 506
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 497
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 516
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 362.0
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
67.8% Good
Lighting 213
Reflection 181
Parallax 202
65% 199 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 196
Splatting 137
70% 162 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
109GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 417
Mixed 376
97% 439 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 95
4K Mixed 42.2
171% 60.5 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 217
DQ Mixed 107
120% 204 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
225GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 169
Write 138
Mixed 137
111% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.3
112% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$159
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 36.9
MC Mixed 31.4
97% 34 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 29.9
85% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 103%
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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 1,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,045
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CPUGPUSSD
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Intel Core i5-7600K $220Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $149
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
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