MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
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 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 95.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics76.4% 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 Drive138% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170421
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:55
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 11%

 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 i7-6700K-$328
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 460
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 770
MC Mixed 746
110% 734 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
76.4% Very good
Lighting 252
Reflection 208
Parallax 223
75% 228 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 221
Splatting 171
78% 181 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5256GPUK NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
121GB free
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 1,533
Write 321
Mixed 661
182% 838 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 96.2
4K Mixed 48.2
157% 57.9 MB/s
DQ Read 26.6
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 24.3
63% 123 MB/s
Poor: 93%
This bench: 138%
Great: 175%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
840GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 195
Write 111
Mixed 131
109% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.18
50% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$83
56GB free
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 89.5
Write 85.4
Mixed 65.4
60% 80.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.38
89% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 67%
Seagate ST3750528AS 750GB-$130
39GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
42.5% Average
Read 72.4
Write 75.7
Mixed 70
55% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.03
4K Mixed 0.36
74% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 65%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 32.2
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 45.3
SC Mixed 32
96% 33.5 GB/s
Latency 49.5
81% 49.5 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 106%
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 GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 1,681 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,172
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