MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 119%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 71%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 95.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics156% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
21 days ago, 5 days ago.
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171205
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 03:24
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i7-7700K-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 451
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 700
MC Float 788
MC Mixed 764
112% 751 Pts
Poor: 86%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$769
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
156% Outstanding
Lighting 524
Reflection 494
Parallax 542
164% 520 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 492
Splatting 271
150% 340 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 156%
Great: 178%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
313GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 150
Mixed 148
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.29
102% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3600 C16 2x8GB-$230
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
115% Outstanding
MC Read 44
MC Write 44.4
MC Mixed 32.5
115% 40.3 GB/s
SC Read 24.8
SC Write 46.4
SC Mixed 35.6
102% 35.6 GB/s
Latency 42.5
94% 42.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 115%
Great: 117%
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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 2,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,195
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