MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% 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 Drive98.1% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 days ago, 6 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161228
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 00:55
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i5-6600-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
70.1% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 343
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 389
59% 391 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$390
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 338
Reflection 301
Parallax 318
102% 319 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 297
Splatting 230
104% 243 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 104%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
93GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 395
Mixed 407
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 38
155% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 42.3
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 93.4
89% 133 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 118%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
1TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 163
Write 148
Mixed 147
115% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.17
78% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$180
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 43
MC Mixed 34.4
108% 37.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 25.9
79% 27.5 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 103%
Great: 108%
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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 599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $921
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