MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 45.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
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 Drive52.5% 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.
Very high background CPU (93%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11 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 01:01
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 93%

 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-$307
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
45.2% Average
SC Int 43.5
SC Float 56.5
SC Mixed 58.9
42% 53 Pts
QC Int 199
QC Float 254
QC Mixed 234
52% 229 Pts
MC Int 269
MC Float 306
MC Mixed 297
44% 291 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2174 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 310
Parallax 327
102% 323 fps
MRender 223
Gravity 304
Splatting 247
110% 258 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 107%
Great: 109%
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
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 495
Write 383
Mixed 431
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 3.27
89% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 98.6
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 3.75
40% 92.4 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 98%
Sandisk SD8SBBU120G1122 120GB
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3106000 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 504
Write 39.3
Mixed 35.1
40% 193 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 87.9
4K Mixed 2.07
92% 39.3 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 2.39
36% 78.7 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 70%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$50
425GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93% Outstanding
Read 154
Write 170
Mixed 161
122% 162 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.22
93% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 93%
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 way below expectations (3rd percentile)
35.5% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.1
37% 12.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 8.6
24% 8.23 GB/s
Latency 121
33% 121 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 90%
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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 943 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI (MS-7998)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $855
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