MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics94.5% 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 Drive63.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161021
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:06
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User SVN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-6700-$289
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 106
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 122
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 412
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 580
MC Float 656
MC Mixed 625
93% 620 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Lighting 298
Reflection 284
Parallax 287
91% 289 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 266
Splatting 220
97% 228 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba A100 120GB
21GB free
Firmware: SBFA10.1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 504
Write 351
Mixed 353
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 1.81
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 11.2
64% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 38.7
DQ Write 76.2
DQ Mixed 7.01
20% 40.7 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 91%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$49
917GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 171
Mixed 159
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.26
130% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 106%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
651GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 159
Write 139
Mixed 134
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.18
86% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 25.2
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 33.6
SC Mixed 26.2
75% 26.3 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 88%
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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 672 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,015
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