MSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 92.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics22.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive158% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemMSI MS-7984
MotherboardMSI Z170A GAMING PRO (MS-7984)  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 18:30
Run Duration653 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$215
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 485
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 480
71% 473 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1333 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
22.5% Poor
Lighting 67.5
Reflection 45.4
Parallax 65.8
21% 59.6 fps
MRender 53.6
Gravity 70.4
Splatting 39.6
24% 54.5 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 25%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$111
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Read 1,359
Write 571
Mixed 787
199% 906 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 45.7
176% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 379
DQ Mixed 103
141% 254 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 158%
Great: 127%
Toshiba DT01ABA300 3TB
930GB free
Firmware: MZ6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 143
Write 137
Mixed 144
107% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.16
71% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
461GB free
Firmware: CC9D Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
369GB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 115%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$30
205GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
47% Average
Read 87.9
Write 75.7
Mixed 78.3
61% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.35
101% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 47%
Great: 63%
Generic- SD/MMC/MS PRO 2GB
2GB free, PID 0153
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
1.37% Terrible
Read 2.76
Write 2.65
Mixed 2.68
4% 2.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
6% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 1.37%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
93% Outstanding
MC Read 32.8
MC Write 36.2
MC Mixed 30.3
95% 33.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 36.9
SC Mixed 26.9
80% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 93%
Great: 106%
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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 1,846 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,130
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