MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics92.4% 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 Drive192% 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.
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-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 15:53
Run Duration188 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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-$359
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 510
115% 506 Pts
MC Int 676
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 728
108% 722 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1394) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Lighting 291
Reflection 272
Parallax 305
92% 289 fps
MRender 186
Gravity 270
Splatting 190
93% 215 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 114%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
MSI(1462 7998) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4749
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
10% Very poor
Lighting 24.6
Reflection 30.3
Parallax 25.8
8% 26.9 fps
MRender 26.5
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 38.5
12% 29.1 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$220
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
192% Outstanding
Read 1,939
Write 721
Mixed 770
249% 1,143 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 45.3
178% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 444
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 167
177% 296 MB/s
Poor: 127%
This bench: 192%
Great: 224%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$57
2TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 195
Write 184
Mixed 171
138% 183 MB/s
4K Read 1.13
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.2
102% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 156
Write 134
Mixed 153
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.26
83% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 115%
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$50
853GB free
Firmware: AX00 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 85.5
Write 89.9
Mixed 85.6
66% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.18
63% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
77.7% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24.7
78% 27.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 33.2
SC Mixed 24.7
73% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 75.2
53% 75.2 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 113%
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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 PLUS (MS-7998) Builds (Compare 2,580 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998) - $142

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,189
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HDDRAMUSB
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