MSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics123% 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 Drive243% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7998
MotherboardMSI Z170A SLI PLUS (MS-7998)  (all builds)
Memory18.2 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 20:58
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 397
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 675
MC Mixed 645
95% 636 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2151 MHz, MLim: 2602 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Lighting 375
Reflection 373
Parallax 404
119% 384 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 369
Splatting 262
125% 289 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 123%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
27GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 69% Great: 113%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$105
15GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
243% Outstanding
Read 2,498
Write 1,216
Mixed 1,298
367% 1,671 MB/s
4K Read 57.7
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 26.2
198% 76.7 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 29.3
88% 191 MB/s
Poor: 183%
This bench: 243%
Great: 259%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
691GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 172
Mixed 159
127% 168 MB/s
4K Read 1.32
4K Write 2.79
4K Mixed 0.28
138% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 3x8GB
3 of 4 slots used
24GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 20.6
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 22.2
62% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 88%
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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 2,416 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,216
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