MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 89.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics44.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive104% 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.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 22:30
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 as expected (45th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 130
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 427
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 705
105% 700 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
MSI(1462 3205) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1587 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
44.9% Average
Lighting 154
Reflection 127
Parallax 138
46% 140 fps
MRender 80.7
Gravity 134
Splatting 90.6
44% 102 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
9GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 365
Mixed 389
94% 423 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 78.2
4K Mixed 48.8
172% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 77.6
DQ Mixed 116
101% 155 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$195
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 31.8
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 39.2
SC Mixed 26.9
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 51.2
78% 51.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 109%
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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 2,312 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,211
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $80
Intel Core i7-7700K $290Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $300Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $170AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $158
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $183SanDisk Extreme 64GB $70
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $957SanDisk Extreme 32GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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