MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 77.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% 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 Drive99.4% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemMSI MS-7980
MotherboardMSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)  (all builds)
Memory28.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160223
Uptime42.8 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 06:26
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
77.9% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 348
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 665
MC Mixed 672
97% 648 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 302
Parallax 368
107% 334 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 307
Splatting 220
105% 243 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
294GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 391
Mixed 411
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 25.1
141% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 125
143% 246 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x16GB-$320
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
74.6% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 28.7
SC Mixed 21.9
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980) Builds (Compare 918 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC (MS-7980)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $845
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