MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 116%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 96.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.4% 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 Drive181% 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.
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 01:05
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$300
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 466
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 771
MC Mixed 730
108% 725 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2327 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Lighting 264
Reflection 223
Parallax 242
79% 243 fps
MRender 177
Gravity 234
Splatting 183
85% 198 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn5256gpuk NVMe TOSHIBA 256GB
121GB free
Firmware: 5KDA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
181% Outstanding
Read 1,551
Write 727
Mixed 729
220% 1,002 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 51.2
175% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 511
DQ Write 407
DQ Mixed 202
221% 374 MB/s
Poor: 101%
This bench: 181%
Great: 183%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$49
840GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 185
Write 122
Mixed 140
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.56
4K Mixed 0.25
58% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 88%
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 (30th percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 88.8
Write 86.1
Mixed 62.7
59% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.39
90% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 68%
Seagate ST3750528AS 750GB-$70
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 (17th percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 69.6
Write 79.2
Mixed 80.1
58% 76.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.32
73% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU16GX4M2C3200C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.6
MC Write 41.4
MC Mixed 32.3
106% 37.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 44.7
SC Mixed 32
95% 33.3 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%
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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 1,079 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: 80% - Excellent Total price: $924
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