MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
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 95.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics79.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive65.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160523
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 17:10
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 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-$230
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 494
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 481
72% 479 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-$279
CLim: 1050 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.9.1
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Lighting 241
Reflection 150
Parallax 335
85% 242 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 231
Splatting 172
76% 175 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$250
517GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 441
Write 277
Mixed 230
70% 316 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 43.3
4K Mixed 10.9
69% 25.2 MB/s
DQ Read 305
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 36.6
84% 177 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 85%
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 750GB-$130
517GB free
Firmware: JA2OA700 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Read 101
Write 96.2
Mixed 94.1
73% 97 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.2
71% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 56%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
462GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 169
Mixed 150
121% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.51
4K Mixed 0.32
115% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G4D240FSB.16FARG 1315 BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 16GB
2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
78.7% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 25.9
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 27.4
SC Mixed 24.5
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 78.7%
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 (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 649 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $982
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