MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 73.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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.
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colori
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 14:06
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i5-6500-$170
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
73.5% Very good
SC Int 93
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 97.9
78% 97.5 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 386
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 412
MC Mixed 396
59% 394 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
65.2% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 178
Parallax 196
63% 194 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 188
Splatting 124
67% 154 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
53GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 396
Mixed 405
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 42.6
154% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 301
DQ Write 222
DQ Mixed 111
124% 211 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 103%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$157
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 29.6
MC Mixed 23.9
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 26.8
SC Mixed 22
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 69.9
57% 69.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 82%
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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 954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,079
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