MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.1% 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.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171213
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 07:02
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 i5-6600K-$222
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 450
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 456
68% 455 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67.3% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 188
Parallax 205
63% 199 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 196
Splatting 133
70% 162 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor PX-256S2C 256GB
200GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 459
Mixed 497
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 99.5
4K Mixed 26.4
140% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 36.1
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 92.4
64% 76.5 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 113%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$41
931GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 186
Mixed 185
140% 185 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.91
4K Mixed 0.21
88% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 106%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR4 2800 2OZ 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
79.2% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 25.3
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 66.1
60% 66.1 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 107%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) Builds (Compare 1,670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $1,182
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