MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 89.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics107% 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 Drive46.4% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:56
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 450
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 397
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$447
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2174 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 313
Parallax 372
107% 339 fps
MRender 218
Gravity 287
Splatting 249
107% 251 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 107%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 240GB
191GB free
Firmware: V2.7 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
74.1% Very good
Read 496
Write 385
Mixed 430
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 3.28
90% 37.8 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 3.99
42% 95.5 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 92%
Sandisk SD8SBBU120G1122 120GB
7GB free
Firmware: Z3106000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
46.4% Average
Read 397
Write 57.4
Mixed 320
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 2.31
98% 42.2 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 7.22
DQ Mixed 0.04
4% 10.2 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.4%
Great: 70%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$63
425GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 168
Mixed 162
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.19
79% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL16-16-16 D4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.9% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 11.2
38% 13.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 13.9
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.9%
Great: 92%
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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 847 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $989
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